Russia: Pokémon Go Blogger Found Guilty of Inciting Religious Hatred
Freedom of Speech
A Russian blogger has been convicted of inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church, and given a suspended sentence.
The Long Arm of the Media
We live in an overcommunicated world. The prevailing culture insists we reply to all text messages within 10 minutes, be mindful of the mountain of emails building up in our inbox, and religiously return random ‘missed calls’ on our phones.
After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion
The influence of the media cannot be underestimated in democracies and even in non-democratic regions. Whether we are killed or kissed, the media dominion will have its impact on our lives.
Draw Muhammad. No, Wait...Don't.
Majority Says Publishing Cartoons Was ‘Okay,’ But About Half of Non-Whites Say ‘Not Okay’.
An artist has the right to choose how he expresses himself, but not all choices are created equal.
Censoring of 'South Park' Episode Underscores Struggle to Balance Rights
After an ominous warning from a radical Muslim website, the network that airs the program bleeped out all references to the Prophet Muhammad.
Controversy Surrounds UN “Freedom of Expression” Resolution
ISKCON’s Global Minister of Communications Anuttama Dasa, representing the Hare Krishna Movement, recently signed a statement against a UN resolution that seems, at first glance, like it should warrant ISKCON’s support.
Supreme Court Hears`Bong Hits 4 Jesus' Case
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday (March 19) in the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case, a free speech conflict that has caught the attention of religious litigators nationwide.
Morse v. Frederick is the high court's first student speech case in nearly 20 years, and comes at a time when school administrators and students regularly battle over religious activities in public schools.