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  1. Apostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The right to religion comes with a corresponding right to be free from religion.
  2. Banned in Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Pakistan's decision to censor 'blasphemous' websites provides a new perspective on the attitudes of many Western liberals towards Charlie Hebdo.
  3. Beyond the Sacred
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A transcript on Malik's talk "Beyond the Sacred" at a conference on blasphemy.
  4. Blasphemy: Information Sacrificed on the Altar of Religion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    There are far too many countries where news and content providers constantly face a very special and formidable form of censorship, one exercised in the name of religion or even God. And with increasing frequency, this desire to thwart freedom of information invokes the hard-to-define and very subjective concept of the “feelings of believers.”
    This is a minefield. Reporters Without Borders has analysed it and offered its recommendations in a report entitled “Information sacrificed on altar of religion.”
  5. Blasphermy, Religious and Secular
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    An essay on a European Court of Human Rights ruling and on changing forms of blasphemy law.
  6. Dangerous comments by pope on freedom of expression
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the extremely disturbing comments about freedom expression that Pope Francis made to journalists last week, in which he put respect for religion and faith above free speech and even defended the possible use of violence when religion is mocked.
  7. Film as a Subversive Art
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
  8. The Future Belongs to the Blasphemers
    A message from ex-Muslims to mark International Blasphemy Day

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Some people believe that disagreeing with deeply held beliefs is hate. It is not. I want to remind you that many of the most powerful ideas, ideas that changed our world were once heretical. I want to remind you that many of the most radical thinkers and reformists in past eras were blasphemers against the established order of their day.
  9. Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
  10. IFJ/AJI condemn police intervention in Jakarta Post blasphemy matter
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) (Alliance of Independent Journalists, Indonesia) in criticizing and rejecting the naming of the chief editor of the Jakarta Post as a suspect in a blasphemy case.
  11. Making blasphemy an offence takes Europe back several centuries
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Reporters Without Borders condemns #with the utmost firmness# a new defamation law in Ireland that establishes blasphemy as an offence punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros. The law took effect on 1 January.
  12. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
    Urban agriculture and local food production

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices ranges widely, from increasing worker activism and strikes in China, to advances in battery technology that make it much easier and cheaper to store solar and wind energy for future use, to testimonies from Israeli soldiers about the war crimes they committed routinely and as a matter of policy in last summer's attack on Gaza.
  13. Pakistan, hostage of the religious - The radical left in resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Radical leftists strive amid fundamentalist hostility in Pakistan where blasphemy is a serious charge with its roots in colonial religious divisions.
  14. Pakistan's blasphemy laws – The Supreme Court, Asia Bibi and the laws' historical background
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    A description of a blasphemy case in Pakistan. Also includes a history of blasphemy laws going back to British India.
  15. A year after Charlie, RSF warns against "religious correctness"
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    On the eve of the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris and amid controversy about the satirical weekly's latest cover, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) cautions against the insidious imposition of a "religious correctness"

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