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#Free Speech

# free-speech - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law
# Kildare Street
# Kildare Street

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:28 AM 42,061 Views 67 Comments

Demonstrators from rival sides were forced apart by gardaí as the rally took place outside Leinster House.

# free-speech - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge

Oct 16th 2018, 7:37 AM 33,622 Views 42 Comments

The claim is separate from another lawsuit that Daniels filed against Trump, which is continuing.

# free-speech - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,444 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

# free-speech - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs

Apr 25th 2018, 8:32 AM 10,818 Views 53 Comments

Ireland was ninth in 2016, but is down to 16th.

# free-speech - Friday 6 April, 2018

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog

Apr 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,377 Views 40 Comments

The man argued that his conviction for the use of an image of Heinrich Himmler interfered with his right to freedom of expression.

# free-speech - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger
# Princeton
# Princeton

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger

Feb 14th 2018, 8:29 AM 18,116 Views 72 Comments

Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech.

# free-speech - Friday 11 August, 2017

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'
# Silicon Valley
# Silicon Valley

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Aug 11th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,386 Views 116 Comments

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

# free-speech - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley

Apr 27th 2017, 7:38 AM 14,462 Views 145 Comments

Ann Coulter described it as a “dark day for free speech”.

# free-speech - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 30,202 Views 112 Comments

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

# free-speech - Friday 7 April, 2017

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account

Apr 7th 2017, 10:14 PM 13,911 Views 18 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union said this was a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent”.

# free-speech - Friday 31 March, 2017

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke
# Humanity
# Humanity

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke

Mar 31st 2017, 7:43 AM 30,472 Views 98 Comments

The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.

# free-speech - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Reasons behind Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview revealed
# Perturbed
From The42
# Perturbed

Reasons behind Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview revealed

Feb 8th 2017, 1:32 PM 14,960 Views 11 Comments

The snooker legend has suggested he will no longer give frank or in-depth interviews to the media.

# free-speech - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Most Irish people don't want free speech restrictions - even if it offends some
# Alt Right
# Alt Right

Most Irish people don't want free speech restrictions - even if it offends some

Jan 10th 2017, 9:50 AM 32,222 Views 250 Comments

People are worried about the rise of extreme right-wing views – but 65% of Irish people don’t want restrictions on free speech.

# free-speech - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

School that sent student home for top that read 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' changes policy
# California
# California

School that sent student home for top that read 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' changes policy

Feb 17th 2016, 10:57 PM 26,164 Views 48 Comments

The court heard that a teacher had her called to the office when she showed up in the shirt.

# free-speech - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Fury escapes punishment for comments on women, homosexuality and abortion
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Fury escapes punishment for comments on women, homosexuality and abortion

Jan 28th 2016, 10:39 AM 3,110 Views 8 Comments

The world heavyweight champion has not broken the law, so boxing authorities feel they cannot interfere.

# free-speech - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided
# Opinion
# Opinion

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided

Jul 11th 2015, 8:00 AM 88 Views 97 Comments

Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.

# free-speech - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

What did Denis O'Brien achieve by trying to stop THAT speech going public?
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

What did Denis O'Brien achieve by trying to stop THAT speech going public?

Jun 2nd 2015, 9:30 PM 22,161 Views 82 Comments

The Streisand effect in full swing.

# free-speech - Thursday 12 March, 2015

India refuses to lift ban on BBC gangrape documentary
# India's Daughter
# India's Daughter

India refuses to lift ban on BBC gangrape documentary

Mar 12th 2015, 4:40 PM 14,813 Views 16 Comments

The Delhi High Court will hear the case on 18 March.

# free-speech - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Frankie Boyle: "Taking offence is often simply an attempt to deny reality"
# No Offence But
# No Offence But

Frankie Boyle: "Taking offence is often simply an attempt to deny reality"

Feb 18th 2015, 1:09 PM 25,683 Views 73 Comments

The comedian takes aim at the press.

# free-speech - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no
# Laying Down The Law
# Laying Down The Law

Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no

Jan 27th 2015, 12:43 PM 12,317 Views 81 Comments

The BAI has revised its programming code.

# free-speech - Monday 19 January, 2015

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech

Jan 19th 2015, 12:16 PM 7,688 Views 97 Comments

The human rights group has outlined a number of troubling cases.

# free-speech - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Paris attacks: Kouachi brothers given secret burial in unmarked graves
# Divisive
# Divisive

Paris attacks: Kouachi brothers given secret burial in unmarked graves

Jan 18th 2015, 9:51 AM 17,580 Views 85 Comments

Over half think the depictions should be published but 42% disagree.

# free-speech - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

French comedian Dieudonné to stand trial over Facebook comments about Paris attacks
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

French comedian Dieudonné to stand trial over Facebook comments about Paris attacks

Jan 14th 2015, 7:53 PM 105,431 Views 122 Comments

Dieudonné seem to say he felt like one of the Paris gunmen

# free-speech - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife
# Soaked In Blood
# Soaked In Blood

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife

Nov 30th 2014, 2:00 PM 14,149 Views 93 Comments

Anthony Elonis (AKA Tone Dougie) says the threats weren’t real.

# free-speech - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website
# Censorship
# Censorship

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website

Oct 15th 2014, 2:02 PM 7,007 Views 54 Comments

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

# free-speech - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Twitter sues the US government over right to disclose surveillance orders
# Fightback
# Fightback

Twitter sues the US government over right to disclose surveillance orders

Oct 8th 2014, 11:17 AM 3,582 Views 4 Comments

The lawsuit concerns the restrictions placed on Twitter over its ability to disclose the exact number of requests made by the FBI and US Justice Department.

# free-speech - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years
# Thorn In The Side
# Thorn In The Side

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

Aug 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 16,511 Views 83 Comments

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# free-speech - Monday 14 July, 2014

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'little slut' slogan
# Not Ok
# Not Ok

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'little slut' slogan

Jul 14th 2014, 3:30 PM 47,046 Views 38 Comments

The company has said it doesn’t try to be controversial and pokes fun at everything.

# free-speech - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,999 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

# free-speech - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"
# Right To March
# Right To March

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"

Mar 9th 2014, 12:49 PM 10,903 Views 89 Comments

Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.

# free-speech - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...

Feb 18th 2014, 8:35 PM 46,276 Views 144 Comments

Hint: We’re doing better than countries like China and North Korea.

# free-speech - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,308 Views 513 Comments

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?

# free-speech - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Poll: Should Facebook allow graphically violent videos?
# Beheadings
# Beheadings

Poll: Should Facebook allow graphically violent videos?

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:05 AM 10,003 Views 103 Comments

Facebook says users can post videos showing beheadings as long as they condemn the acts. Do you think this is the right decision?

# free-speech - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Pa Kelly: 'Once the player touches the ball, the goalie should be allowed attack'
# Free Speech
From The42
# Free Speech

Pa Kelly: 'Once the player touches the ball, the goalie should be allowed attack'

Sep 24th 2013, 12:11 PM 3,691 Views 26 Comments

Clare keeper says the rules need to be changed to avoid a repeat of All-Ireland final controversy.

# free-speech - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Pussy Riot members flee from Russia
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot members flee from Russia

Aug 26th 2012, 4:04 PM 9,738 Views 12 Comments

Two bandmates of the three women convicted by a Moscow court of hooliganism charges over anti-Putin protest at a church have fled the country, according to the group.

# free-speech - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt
# Fur Flying
# Fur Flying

Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt

Aug 18th 2012, 3:40 PM 5,123 Views 1 Comment

Stunt involved Swedish activists flying illegally into Belarus to drop soft toys carrying protest messages.

# free-speech - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash

Jul 31st 2012, 9:30 PM 7,889 Views 7 Comments

Guy Adams’ account was “unsuspended” this evening after the site shut it down following his criticism of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

# free-speech - Friday 6 April, 2012

Facebook posts leave US marine facing dismissal
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook posts leave US marine facing dismissal

Apr 6th 2012, 3:37 PM 7,584 Views 25 Comments

Gary Stein criticised Barack Obama and pasted the president’s face onto unflattering posters.

# free-speech - Sunday 11 March, 2012

12-year-old girl sues school over Facebook password
# Facebook
# Facebook

12-year-old girl sues school over Facebook password

Mar 11th 2012, 1:25 PM 12,063 Views 16 Comments

The US pupil says she was forced to reveal her personal profile information after posting comments about staff members.

# free-speech - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

French senators approve draft of Armenian 'genocide-denial' bill
# France
# France

French senators approve draft of Armenian 'genocide-denial' bill

Jan 25th 2012, 3:58 PM 1,502 Views 6 Comments

Turkey has reacted angrily to France’s moves to criminalise the act of denying that the mass killings of Armenians during WWI was genocide.

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