Category Archive for "dissidents"

Lindsay Shepherd, my hero

Nov 21 2017

Below are some audio highlights from the reprimanding session between a graduate student, Lindsay Shepard and her supervising faculty at Wilfrid Laurier…

MWO back in action after break

Oct 13 2017

After working on a lengthy research and editing project during the spring and summer, MWO will be working on new projects advocating…

MWO celebrates Free Speech Week, partners with NK defectors

Nov 20 2016

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – In celebration of national Free Speech Week (October 17-21, 2016, www.freespeechweek.org/) Minds Wide Open founder and former alternative weekly…

Baby of Oslo, San Francisco Freedom Forum presents dissidents, defectors and survivors

Sep 29 2016

At the end of September I attended the San Francisco Freedom Forum, the one-day spin off of the acclaimed Oslo Freedom Forum…

Journos alarmed by warrant for arrest for Amy Goodman

Sep 13 2016

The Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a statement condemning the warrant for arrest for Amy Goodman, host and producer for radio news…

Rushdie slams regressive PC speech as ‘time of appeasement’

Sep 08 2016

In an interview with Le Figaro magazine (France) author Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) slammed Western society’s embracement of politically correct speech in which…

HRW suddenly discovers PA/Hamas disrespects freedom of expression, duh

Sep 05 2016

In a recent report published by typically anti-Israel Human Rights Watch, Palestinian abuses against Palestinian journalists, artists, musicians, dissidents and political activists are…

UN, free speech groups condemn treatment of teen vlogger, redefine hate speech

Aug 29 2016

The trial and impending incarceration of Singaporean teen vlogger, Amos Yee, has caught the attention of UN Special Rapporteur, David Kaye. Yee has…

Teenage provocateur, Amos Yee, stands trial in Singapore

Aug 19 2016

Amos Yee is an articulate 17-year-old YouTube sensation from Singapore best known for his atheist rants against religion, mostly Islam and Christianity.…

Turkish government targets publishers in latest post-coup crackdown

Jul 29 2016

The Turkish government has closed 29 publishing houses according to the Turkish Publishers Association. The assets were seized and transferred to the government…

Helping youth exposed to conflict understand their rights to freedom of expression in order to build a more peaceful society.