freedom of speech

Statement of solidarity against the legal harassment of Malaysian author by local authorities
Statement of solidarity against the legal harassment of Malaysian author by local authorities 07 November 2019 Various

On 24 October 2019, local authorities in Selangor issued a formal letter to Maryam Lee requesting a statement with regard to an ongoing investigation. The investigation is being conducted under Section 10 (a) of the Syariah Criminal Enactment (Selangor) 1995, which criminalises different forms of expression that “insults or brings into contempt the religion of Islam”, in relation to a book authored by her. The book, titled Unveiling Choice, retells Maryam Lee’s personal reasons for taki...

Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance
Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance 15 August 2012 FD

The Republic of Macedonia is ranked among the poorest countries in Europe. It is isolated not only geographically, as it is landlocked, but also in the political and economic contexts. However, that is where the generalisations stop. For six years, a conservative government in Macedonia has increasingly monopolised public space: citizen participation is listless, associations curbed, journalists intimidated and researchers controlled. Alternative or critical visions of society remain on the s...

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