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Freedom of Speech Silenced

A London Based Human Rights Organization “Article 19” Seeks International Protection for Bloggers.

At the UNESCO World Press Freedom International Conference 2013, ARTICLE 19 launched The Right to Blog – a new policy paper that calls for lawmakers to better promote and protect the rights of bloggers domestically and internationally. The Right to Blog also gives practical advice to bloggers about their rights and explains how – and in what situations – they can invoke some of the privileges and defences that traditional journalists have found vital to the integrity of their work.

Blogging plays an invaluable role in the free flow of information worldwide and is a true example of the democratisation of publishing in the online world” saidAgnes Callamard, Executive Director of ARTICLE 19.

In the 21st century, many bloggers will take their place as watchdogs, alongside traditional media. The international community and individual states…

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September 14, 2012

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11 year-old Rimsha Masih has been threatened to be burned alive by muslim savages

 

The family of a young Pakistani Christian girl, known as Rimsha, who is accused of blasphemy, say their Muslim neighbours threatened to burn them alive inside their home.

Speaking to the BBC under tight security, Rimsha’s father said he feared for their lives.

He insisted his daughter was innocent. Rimsha was released on bail on Saturday, but could still face charges.

She had been accused of burning pages from an Islamic textbook.

But a cleric who had accused her was arrested last week for allegedly planting evidence against her, and himself desecrating the Koran.

The case has sparked fresh concerns about the misuse of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.

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Rimsha’s parents, who are not being named for their own safety, told the BBC’s Orla Guerin that their daughter was a shy 11-year-old who was illiterate…

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September 5, 2012