Federal Ministry of the Interior bans the right-wing extremist media company Compact
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Federal Ministry of the Interior bans the right-wing extremist media ...
Quick Glance: Ban on Right-Wing Magazine: Implications and Responses
  • The Federal Ministry of the Interior has banned the right-wing extremist 'Compact' magazine.

  • Chief editor Jürgen Elsässer holds extreme right-wing views.

  • The ban was imposed due to inflammatory content instigating actions against the constitutional order.

  • The ban includes the sale of the magazine, the website, and associated symbols.
ACLU unveils plan to fight potential free speech abuses in second Trump term: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has unveiled a plan to combat potential ...
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ACLU unveils plan to fight potential free speech abuses in second Trump ...
Amnesty sees “attack on freedom of assembly” in Europe: What is the status of the right of assembly in European countries? Research by Amnesty International ...
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Amnesty sees “attack on freedom of assembly” in Europe
Mainz 05 has been instructed by a labor court on Friday to reverse their decision to sack Dutch footballer Anwar El Ghazi ... Show more
Quick Glance: German court rules Anwar El Ghazi unfairly sacked over Gaza post
  • A German court has determined that Dutch footballer Anwar El Ghazi was unlawfully dismissed from the football club FSV Mainz 05 due to comments he made regarding Israel's war in Gaza.

  • On Friday, the judge at Mainz labor court mandated the club to pay 1.7 million euros ($1.85 million) to El Ghazi - equivalent to nine months of salary since his dismissal in early November.

  • Furthermore, the court ruled in favor of El Ghazi being able to resume work for the remaining year of his contract.

  • El Ghazi and Mainz are anticipated to engage in negotiations to reach an agreement for his departure from the club.
Meta will now remove some posts attacking ‘Zionists’ as a form of hate speech: Meta will now remove posts containing the term “Zionist” when used in conjunction ...
cnn.com/2024/07/09/tech/meta-posts-zionists-hate-speech/
Meta will now remove some posts attacking ‘Zionists’ as a form of hate ...
Quick Glance: Meta's Stance on Posts Attacking ‘Zionist’ as Representation of Jewish People
  • The parent company of Facebook and Instagram, Meta Platforms Inc., will begin removing more posts attacking 'Zionists' when used to represent Jewish individuals or Israelis in general.

  • Meta's policy change broadens the scope of violations to include instances where 'Jew' or 'Israeli' are not explicitly mentioned when targeting 'Zionists'.

  • The scrutiny of 'Zionists' usage on Meta's platforms has undergone a more formal review in recent months after three years of deliberation on the best approach to address the term.

  • Meta is set to take down posts that incite physical harm, dehumanize Zionists by likening them to animals or 'filth', or imply that Zionists are 'running the world or controlling the media'.
Pride Month vs. Pride Month: Controversy over video from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution
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Pride Month vs. Pride Month: Controversy over video from the Federal ...
After these remarks were expunged, #RahulGandhi said on Tuesday: “In Modi ji’s world, truth can be expunged. But in reality, the truth cannot be expunged ... Show more

‘Truth can’t be expunged’: Rahul Gandhi on parts of speech getting deleted from Parliament records
The term “coconut” is considered a “hate crime” by UK law enforcement, but some see it as a form of free speech and protest.
How Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” Painting Went Viral: “Freedom of Speech,” the World War II-era painting by Norman Rockwell, has taken on a new life ...
nytimes.com/2024/07/03/style/norman-rockwell-freedom-of-speech-meme.html
How Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” Painting Went Viral
Germany demands new citizens accept Israel’s right to exist: People applying for naturalization in Germany will now be required to affirm Israel’s right to exist ...
cnn.com/2024/06/27/europe/german-citizens-israel-right-to-exist-intl/
Germany demands new citizens accept Israel’s right to exist
Farewell to Academe: I leave with doubts and foreboding that I would not have anticipated when I completed my formal education in 1982.
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/07/farewell-academe-harvard-university/678875/
Farewell to Academe
Estonia’s Kallas resigns, triggering talks to form new government: Estonia’s political parties hope to agree on forming a new coalition by the end of the month.
politico.eu/article/estonia-prime-minister-kaja-kallas-resigns-to-head-eu-foreign-service/
Estonia’s Kallas resigns, triggering talks to form new government
Quick Glance: Estonian PM Resigns for EU Role
  • Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas stepped down on Monday to become the European Union's next foreign policy chief after being selected for the position by the bloc's leaders.

  • Kallas, who has been leading the Baltic state since 2021, submitted her resignation letter to the president but will continue in office until a new government is established.

  • The outgoing prime minister is expected to also resign as the leader of her Reform party later in the summer.

  • The ruling coalition of Kallas' Reform, Social Democrats, and Estonia 200 are in discussions to form a new government.
Farewell to Academe: I leave with doubts and foreboding that I would not have anticipated when I completed my formal education in 1982.
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/07/farewell-academe-harvard-university/678875/
Farewell to Academe
Bye-bye, bake sales: USF plan would restrict campus banners, fundraisers: Months after campus pro-Palestine protests resulted in arrests and suspensions ...
orlandosentinel.com/2024/07/16/bye-bye-bake-sales-usf-plan-would-restrict-campus-banners-fundraisers/
Bye-bye, bake sales: USF plan would restrict campus banners, fundraisers
Employer review portals: Fake postings not allowed: Employer review portals: How to protect yourself from negative online comments
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Employer review portals: Fake postings not allowed
ISW: Kremlin seeks to tighten control over criticism with new legislation - Euromaidan Press
euromaidanpress.com/2024/07/16/isw-kremlin-seeks-to-tighten-control-over-criticism-with-new-legislation/
ISW: Kremlin seeks to tighten control over criticism with new legislation ...
Creators of 'angel box girl' performance in Seoul streets face trial for public indecency
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Creators of 'angel box girl' performance in Seoul streets face ...
Can KY political parties spend on proposed constitutional amendments? Courts could decide
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Can KY political parties spend on proposed constitutional amendments? ...
Ruling on deleted posts on coronavirus vaccination: judge sees freedom of expression at risk
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Ruling on deleted posts on coronavirus vaccination: judge sees freedom of ...
Meta says Trump and Biden are subject to the same rules as regular users. It's a blatant lie
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Meta says Trump and Biden are subject to the same rules as regular users ...
Shooting conspiracies trend on X as Musk endorses Trump: X promoted conspiracy theories about the Trump shooting in its trending topics section. At the same time ...
theverge.com/2024/7/13/24198049/trump-x-shooting-conspiracy-theories-trending
Shooting conspiracies trend on X as Musk endorses Trump
Freedom of expression in the USA: assault rifle yes, breasts no: About American prohibition orgies in the name of freedom
sueddeutsche.de/meinung/kolumne-usa-meinungsfreiheit-waffengewalt-florida-regenbogenflaggen-lux.QvVcvmgQY2ZuhyhLdwZnTM
Freedom of expression in the USA: assault rifle yes, breasts no
‘Freedom of speech is not for children,’ Poland’s Kaczyński tells 10-year-old reporter
politico.eu/article/poland-freedom-speech-children-jaroslaw-kaczynski-sara-malecka-trzaskos-abortion/
‘Freedom of speech is not for children,’ Poland’s Kaczyński tells ...
Singapore cannot be laissez-faire with race, religion issues: Shanmugam: It also draws the line when it comes to words or actions deemed offensive to other races ...
straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/singapore-cannot-be-laissez-faire-with-race-religion-issues-shanmugam
Singapore cannot be laissez-faire with race, religion issues: Shanmugam
Cem Özdemir: 600 euros in compensation for “scumbag” insult: Federal Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir doesn't have to be called a “scumbag” ...
rp-online.de/politik/deutschland/cem-oezdemir-600-euro-schmerzensgeld-fuer-drecksack-beleidigung_aid-115927661
Cem Özdemir: 600 euros in compensation for “scumbag” insult
Office for the Protection of the Constitution warns of "Pride Month": unlawful or necessary?
az-online.de/niedersachsen/verfassungsschutz-warnt-vor-stolzmonat-rechtswidrig-oder-notwendig-93182215.html
Office for the Protection of the Constitution warns of
Meta to pull posts targeting 'Zionists' - Middle East and Africa - The Jakarta Post
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Meta to pull posts targeting 'Zionists' - Middle East and ...
Women’s Limited Role at the National Conservatism Conference: At the National Conservatism Conference, on future of the right, women are primarily a resource for ...
nymag.com/intelligencer/article/women-national-conservatism-conference.html
Women’s Limited Role at the National Conservatism Conference
Med school head dismissal raises alarm on worsening academic freedom - Society - The Jakarta Post
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Med school head dismissal raises alarm on worsening academic freedom - ...
Republicans hail Trump immunity ruling as Democrats warn ‘we will not have a democracy’
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Republicans hail Trump immunity ruling as Democrats warn ‘we will not have ...
Quick Glance: Fact Check: Trump’s Misrepresentation of Supreme Court Ruling
  • Trump inaccurately claimed that the Supreme Court's ruling on presidential immunity provided him with a "total exoneration", despite none of his cases being dismissed or prior verdicts being overturned as a result of the ruling.

  • While the ruling is a victory for Trump, it does not clear him of legal troubles. His trial in Washington for election interference has been indefinitely delayed, and he still faces charges in other criminal cases.

  • The ruling does not shield Trump from civil liability in cases involving defamatory statements or fraudulent business practices.

  • The case was not dismissed but referred back for further analysis to determine if certain allegations constitute official acts that grant the president immunity from prosecution.
Federal Ministry of Education: Dismissed state secretary files lawsuit: State Secretary Sabine Döring, who was dismissed in the course of the so-called subsidy ...
sueddeutsche.de/politik/foerdergeldaffaere-universitaeten-professoren-staatssekretaerin-doering-klage-lux.VeZPSRypQSjtwcr8Xaf8xJ
Federal Ministry of Education: Dismissed state secretary files lawsuit
UT-Austin offers pro-Palestinian protesters probation: Some students were relieved they were offered a type of academic probation that would allow them to remain ...
texastribune.org/2024/07/05/ut-austin-protests-investigation-probation/
UT-Austin offers pro-Palestinian protesters probation
Supreme court returns decision on Republican-backed social media laws to lower courts
theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jul/01/supreme-court-texas-florida-social-media-laws
Supreme court returns decision on Republican-backed social media laws to ...
Supreme Court sends state efforts to regulate social media platforms back to lower courts
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Supreme Court sends state efforts to regulate social media platforms back ...
Much need for advice for victims of hate online: Ugly, discriminatory comments and even threats can often be found on the Internet. An aid organization suspects ...
heise.de/news/Viel-Beratungsbedarf-fuer-Opfer-von-Hass-im-Netz-9790515.html
Much need for advice for victims of hate online
EDITORIAL: Beijing’s tactics underline Taiwan’s freedom: Bringing Taiwan to the World and the World to Taiwan
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EDITORIAL: Beijing’s tactics underline Taiwan’s freedom
Kemi Badenoch can drag my name through the mud but I agree with David Tennant: Dawn Butler explains why she agrees with David Tennant's comments about Kemi ...
metro.co.uk/2024/06/29/kemi-badenoch-can-drag-name-mud-agree-david-tennant-21125371/
Kemi Badenoch can drag my name through the mud but I agree with David ...
Quick Glance: Rishi Sunak supports Kemi Badenoch in dispute with David Tennant
  • Rishi Sunak intervened in a conflict between Kemi Badenoch and actor David Tennant, who implied that the minister should 'shut up'.

  • David Tennant criticized Equalities Minister Mrs Badenoch at the British LGBT Awards and received a prize as a 'celebrity ally'.

  • Mrs Badenoch responded to the comments by refusing to be silenced by men prioritizing Stonewall's applause over women's safety.

  • Labour candidate Dawn Butler sided with David Tennant, while Rosie Duffield withdrew from election events due to harassment and misrepresentation for her stance against self-identification in protected spaces for transgender individuals.
Turkish Radio closes: Diversity falls silent: The independent radio station “Acik Radyo” loses its license. This is another blow to the press and freedom of ...
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Turkish Radio closes: Diversity falls silent
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Humility in public discourse: Freedom of speech is not only about having the opportunity to speak freely but also about exercising the positive traits of one’s ...
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Humility in public discourse
BJP MLA’s threats force comedian to cancel Hyderabad show after joke about Jain community
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BJP MLA’s threats force comedian to cancel Hyderabad show after joke about ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a “dictator” who broke his country’s 1984 treaty with the United Kingdom about Hong Kong and should not be trusted ... Show more

Xi is a ‘dictator’ who broke Hong Kong treaty, ex-governor says — Radio Free Asia
A repeat of February 2023 as large parts of Rahul, Kharge speeches expunged: Then, 18 remarks by Rahul during during his 53-minute speech, mostly related to PM ...
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A repeat of February 2023 as large parts of Rahul, Kharge speeches ...
Modi’s Crackdown on Foreign Journalists Is a Problem for the West: By restricting and even evicting foreign journalists, the government is closing an important ...
thediplomat.com/2024/07/modis-crackdown-on-foreign-journalists-is-a-problem-for-the-west/
Modi’s Crackdown on Foreign Journalists Is a Problem for the West
Decode Politics: ‘Nehru finished off Constitution’s soul’. What was Anurag Thakur talking about?
indianexpress.com/article/political-pulse/nehru-first-amendment-constitution-anurag-thakur-speech-explained-9427900/
Decode Politics: ‘Nehru finished off Constitution’s soul’ ...
Akyn Askat Zhetigen Sentenced to 3 Years by Kyrgyz Court: The musician’s social commentary is entirely within the grand tradition of Kyrgyz akyns going back ...
thediplomat.com/2024/07/akyn-askat-zhetigen-sentenced-to-3-years-by-kyrgyz-court/
Akyn Askat Zhetigen Sentenced to 3 Years by Kyrgyz Court
Muslim World League leader says he has 'amazing' chats with Marine Le Pen: In an unlikely collaboration, the head of the Muslim World League delivered a keynote ...
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Muslim World League leader says he has 'amazing' chats with Marine Le Pen
Obi warns against violent protestThe presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi ... Show more

Obi warns against violent protest
Social media panel at the HORIZONT Congress: "Adolf Hitler wasn't on TikTok": On social media, freedom of expression competes with problems such as fake news ...
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Social media panel at the HORIZONT Congress:
Greens leader Adam Bandt refuses to rebuke Jordon Steele-John over free speech comments related to vandalism of Australian War Memorial
abc.net.au/news/2024-07-01/adam-bandt-jordon-steele-john-war-memorial/104045836
Greens leader Adam Bandt refuses to rebuke Jordon Steele-John over free ...
Assange may be free, but journalism everywhere is in chains: Journalists and publishers remain under threat all over the world, especially in our region ...
smh.com.au/politics/federal/assange-may-be-free-but-journalism-everywhere-is-in-chains-20240628-p5jpk6.html
Assange may be free, but journalism everywhere is in chains
Rebecca Cunningham takes over as University of Minnesota president: Here's her plan for tackling the challenges awaiting her at the U of M as it grapples ...
startribune.com/university-of-minnesota-president-rebecca-cunningham-starts-plan-for-challenges-ahead/600377407/
Rebecca Cunningham takes over as University of Minnesota president
Malaysians need to be more digital savvy: THE debate on whether the government should regulate social media in the country or leave it to the public to ...
thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/the-star-says/2024/06/30/malaysians-need-to-be-more-digital-savvy
Malaysians need to be more digital savvy
On Wednesday, Slovakia’s ruling Smer party lashed out at what it considers the failure of Czech police to prosecute comments made on social media applauding or ... Show more

Democracy Digest: Presidents Meet but Czech-Slovak Relations Remain Fraught | Balkan Insight
How Julian Assange Lit the Fuse on the Digital World: In his brazen quest for total transparency, the WikiLeaks founder paved the way for a world in which no ...
nytimes.com/2024/06/29/world/australia/julian-assange-hacking-leaks.html
How Julian Assange Lit the Fuse on the Digital World
Inside the closed-door meeting in Washington DC to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
abc.net.au/news/2024-06-27/inside-the-us-australian-delegation-us-to-free-wikileaks-assange/104024172
Inside the closed-door meeting in Washington DC to free WikiLeaks founder ...
Kemi Badenoch can drag my name through the mud but I agree with David Tennant: Dawn Butler explains why she agrees with David Tennant's comments about Kemi ...
metro.co.uk/2024/06/29/kemi-badenoch-can-drag-name-mud-agree-david-tennant-21125371/
Kemi Badenoch can drag my name through the mud but I agree with David ...
Quick Glance: Rishi Sunak supports Kemi Badenoch in dispute with David Tennant
  • Rishi Sunak intervened in a conflict between Kemi Badenoch and actor David Tennant, who implied that the minister should 'shut up'.

  • David Tennant criticized Equalities Minister Mrs Badenoch at the British LGBT Awards and received a prize as a 'celebrity ally'.

  • Mrs Badenoch responded to the comments by refusing to be silenced by men prioritizing Stonewall's applause over women's safety.

  • Labour candidate Dawn Butler sided with David Tennant, while Rosie Duffield withdrew from election events due to harassment and misrepresentation for her stance against self-identification in protected spaces for transgender individuals.
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Biden Administration’s Contacts With Social Media Companies
nytimes.com/2024/06/26/us/politics/supreme-court-biden-free-speech.html
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Biden Administration’s Contacts With ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Support for Biden Administration in Social Media
  • The Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration in a dispute with Republican-led states over social media.

  • The decision is not expected to impact regular social media users or their posts.

  • Concerns were raised about potential effects on interactions between government officials and platforms.

  • The Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs lack the right to sue and therefore lack jurisdiction to consider the merits of the dispute.
US Supreme Court won't curb Biden administration social media contacts: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to impose limits on the way President Joe ...
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US Supreme Court won't curb Biden administration social media contacts
Elon Musk tries to walk back his remarks on advertisers fleeing X, saying his explicit comment from last year was meant as a general point on free speech ... Show more

X boss Elon Musk tempers comments about advertisers as he looks to woo them back
What the Attack on Arundhati Roy Tells Us About Fascism's Rise in India: The novelist and activist forewarned that "economic totalitarianism" would run ...
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What the Attack on Arundhati Roy Tells Us About Fascism's Rise in India
Louisiana passes law limiting free-speech protections on campuses: Louisiana passes law barring civil disobedience from free-speech protection to curb ...
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Louisiana passes law limiting free-speech protections on campuses
From Trump’s immunity to abortion, the Supreme Court’s most controversial decisions this term are about to drop
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From Trump’s immunity to abortion, the Supreme Court’s most controversial ...
Tommy Robinson arrested in Canada for 'immigration offences' and 'can't leave Calgary'
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Tommy Robinson arrested in Canada for 'immigration offences' and 'can't ...
Quick Glance: Tommy Robinson Arrested in Canada for Alleged Immigration Violations
  • Footage circulated online depicts the arrest of Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, by two plain-clothed police officers in Calgary, citing the presence of an 'outstanding immigration warrant'.

  • Following a public address in Calgary on Monday, he was taken into custody.

  • While he has been subsequently released, he mentioned through his social media platform that his passport was confiscated.

  • In 2012, Robinson admitted to unlawfully using a friend’s passport for travel to the United States, resulting in a 10-month prison sentence.
Assange in Freedom: The Deal of a Lifetime: After 14 years of legal wrangling, Julian Assange, the founder of the disclosure platform WikiLeaks ...
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Assange in Freedom: The Deal of a Lifetime
Quick Glance: Julian Assange: A Controversial Hero?
  • Julian Assange's return to Australia is celebrated by many as a hero.

  • His supporters defend him despite his conviction for conspiracy to commit espionage.

  • The publication of unredacted documents endangered the lives of informants.

  • Comparisons between Assange and other controversial figures are made.