Freedom to report the persecution of Christians threatened

Jan 30, 2017 by

Barnabas Fund editorial The freedom to report both incidents of anti-Christian persecution and the ideology motivating such attacks is central to what Barnabas Fund and other organisations have done for many years. Yet those freedoms are now under threat, particularly in the UK, but also in other...

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Why plans to hobble UK newspapers are a tyrant’s charter

Jan 8, 2017 by

by Ian Birrell, Mailonline: Foreign Reporter of the Year IAN BIRRELL, who has reported from brutal regimes around the world, on the true cost of a shackled press. Journalism can be a dangerous job. In many places on our planet, rich and powerful people dislike anyone investigating their nefarious...

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#FreeThePress

Jan 4, 2017 by

by Brendan O’Neill, from facebook: I want to tell you about an incident in English history which is little known, but which helped to make your life freer and better than it might otherwise have been. In Ipswich in the 1630s, a strange and tense war of words broke out between the local...

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MP says free speech ‘includes right to offend’

Dec 24, 2016 by

by Chris Sugden, CEN: “The freedom to speak inoffensively is not worth having” Fiona Bruce MP has said. A strong call for reasonable accommodation to be enshrined in law was made in Parliament on November 30 in front of MPs, members of the Lords, political activists and church leaders. Fiona Bruce...

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Protecting freedom from its western enemies

Dec 22, 2016 by

from CEN: Freedom is associated with what humanity is meant to be in the Christian, Jewish and natural law traditions. It is threatened by “exclusive humanism” which asserts the total autonomy of what is human, according to Professor Remi Brague, speaking at an international conference in London...

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EU’s highest court delivers blow to UK snooper’s charter

Dec 22, 2016 by

by Owen Bowcott, Guardian: “General and indiscriminate retention” of emails and electronic communications by governments is illegal, the EU’s highest court has ruled, in a judgment that could trigger challenges against the UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act – the so-called snooper’s charter. Only...

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