TV sports commentator in Australia, Scott McIntyre, was summarily fired on Sunday by his public broadcasting employer, Special Broadcasting Services (SBS), due to a series of tweets he posted about the violence committed historically by the Australian military.
I agree there is no justification whatsoever for gunning down journalists or cartoonists. I disagree with your seeming view that the right to offend comes with no corresponding responsibility; and I do not believe that a right to offend automatically translates into a duty to offend.
news channel backed by a billionaire Saudi prince was suspended from broadcasting from its home in Bahrain on Monday, just hours after it went on air and carried an interview with a prominent opposition activist.
There is a huge difference between targeting grand bishops in Rome and a beleaguered, economically fragile Muslim community
A former Kuwaiti minister has reportedly been detained at the airport after being sentenced to a week in jail for an article critical of the government published two years ago.
Atheists and humanists are increasingly being targeted as distinct minorities in “hate campaigns” across the globe
13 min video interview by Amy Goodman – MUST WATCH
Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of professors and student groups have been harassed and persecuted for speaking out against Israeli occupation and apartheid and in support of the Palestinian struggle. Some of these cases have been high profile in the media and others have gone relatively unknown. The latest victim, Steven Salaita, a respected scholar and professor of English literature and American Indian Studies, was fired in August from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for denouncing on social media the most recent Israeli atrocities in Gaza.
A final question might be: How could a law designed almost 100 years ago to stop German spies in wartime have become a tool to silence the few Americans willing to risk everything to exercise their First Amendment rights? When did free speech become a crime?