Tag Archives: America

Index Index – International free speech round up 04/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 04/01/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 28/01/13

Index Index – International free speech roundup 28/01/13

Index Index – International free speech roundup 21/01/13

Two journalists have been killed in Syria while reporting on the front line. French journalist Yves Debay was shot twice while covering the conflict between the Syrian regime’s army and rebel forces on 17 January, reportedly killed by a regime sniper. Al Jazeera correspondent Mohamed Al-Massalma was shot with three bullets the following day during fights in […]

Atheists, billboards, and America

Sara Yasin: Atheists, billboards, and America

One Million Moms try to stop you from enjoying Schweddy Balls

While the likes of Andy Samberg attempt to resuscitate the American television programme, Saturday Night Live (SNL), many of us remember times when the show was actually funny. The 1998 “Delicious Dish” sketch, which was based on a fictional National Public Radio (NPR) program, involved cast members Molly Shannon and Ana Gastayer admiring the confectionery balls of […]

Rocky Horror Picture Show banned in Georgia

Sara Yasin: Rocky Horror Picture Show banned in Georgia

Letter from America: Pressure for US News Corp investigation building

Letter from America: Pressure for US News Corp investigation building

Letter from America: Fear stoked by fake Sharia threat violates real civil liberties

Emily Badger: Letter from America: Fear stoked by fake Sharia threat violates real civil liberties

An end to culture wars?

This is a guest post by Anthony Dworkin Among the many things to celebrate in Obama’s convincing victory is American voters’ rejection of the ‘culture war’ agenda that Sarah Palin brought to the Republican ticket. Opinion polls showed clearly that, while Palin was loved by Republican voters, she put off independents and moderates and probably […]

Give Obama time to reinvigorate liberties

This is a guest post by Stryker McGuire, contributing editor for Newsweek Barack Obama rides into the White House on the back of such high expectations that he cannot help but disappoint. And among those he will disappoint will be advocates of civil liberties, including freedom of speech. First, now that he has been elected, […]