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Thursday 21 August  
Free speech

Free speech

Seen as one of the most precious of human rights, freedom of speech is never absolute. The right to speak freely without censorship is subject to limitations in every country, as this series of articles and videos shows.
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Netherlands Netherlands Article: A 360 degree view of the world

Article: A 360 degree view of the world

Monday sees the launch of a new RNW cartoon project. Following the successful Cartoon Spring Competition earlier this year, RNW’s Arab desk is again collaborating with Cartoon Movement, this time to look at the world from different...

Article: "Speakers’ Corner" launched in Iraq

The authorities in Iraq’s second largest city, Basra, have inaugurated a square where people can freely express their opinions to an audience. But unlike Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park in London, the speakers in Basra have to...

Article: Truth finally triumphs over prejudice in Dutch murder case

A Dutch court ruled today that the man arrested this week for a 1999 murder can be detained for another 14 days to allow police to complete their investigation. The brutal rape and killing of a 16-year-old girl in a quiet rural area...

Article: Fighting for online equality

Internet is an open space where all are equal. Not so, say gender activists worldwide. The on-line world mirrors the roles and restrictions of offline society, and women are sometimes much more vulnerable than men when they are active...

Article: Uncensored internet: a human right?

A three-day UN-sponsored internet talking shop has kicked off in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings together 1,500 delegates from around the world to discuss issues such as identity protection...

Article: Dutch tax dodge for Mitt Romney?

We’ve had the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Luxemburg. Now there’s a new name to add to the growing list of countries that US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney allegedly uses to dodge taxes: The Netherlands. According to an...

Article: Pedophiles: Can virtual porn help?

Should pedophiles be given “virtual” child pornography to help reduce their real life sexual urges? It may sound unsavory, but that’s what two sexologists-- Erik van Beek and Rik van Lunsen—argue in Monday’s...

Article: Dutch officials: waging cyber war or fighting crime?

The Netherlands’ Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten asked the Dutch parliament earlier this month to pass a law that would allow the authorities to hack into computers both at home and abroad in an effort to fight crime....

Article: Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land. The prize, awarded by the...

Article: Pakistani girl blogger’s shooting sparks outrage

The fallout from Tuesday’s shooting of a 14-year-old Pakistani girl activist continues to grow, with protests, vigils and worldwide condemnation over the Taliban’s assassination attempt on a school bus in broad daylight...

Video highlights

Tunisian rappers fear return of internet controls
Internet was one of the things liberated by Tunisia's 2011 revolution....
Ha ha ha...how funny
The Wor(l)d is a series of short videos featuring spoken-word artists from...
Muna Shirwa: addicted to a certain type of sadness
The Wor(l)d is a series of short videos featuring spoken-word artists from...
Jennifer Perez: with silent understanding
The Wor(l)d is a series of short videos featuring spoken-word artists from...