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Wednesday 23 April  
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.

Article: Singing for the Syrian revolution in the Netherlands

Singer ‘Gharib’ may have fled to the Netherlands long ago, but his heart is still in his homeland Syria. Soon after the revolution broke out last year he posted a protest song on YouTube which quickly became a hit. Now he...

Article: Ugandan acid attack victim won't be silenced

Pentecostal Bishop Umar Mulinde has become well-known in Uganda since converting from Islam to Christianity. His campaign against the introduction of Islamic courts in Uganda resulted in him suffering a brutal acid attack last year. Now in...

Article: Mohammed Abdelquddous: protester extraordinaire

Mohammed Abdelquddous has been taking part in demonstrations in Egypt for 42 years, wielding his trademark microphone in defence of freedom. Regularly arrested, beaten up and dragged along the ground, he kept shouting: ‘Get out...

Article: Myanmar ends media censorship

Myanmar has abolished censorship of its media, the latest in a series of sweeping reforms. The information ministry announced earlier today that journalists no longer had to submit their work to state censors. Pre-publication censorship...

Article: Reporting from under the Cuban radar

RNW works together with journalists around the world. Some of them work in countries where press freedom is restricted. In our summer series “The limits of free speech” our reporters on the spot describe their experiences. Wim...

Video: The limits of free information in the Netherlands

The Dutch government wants to restrict the country's Freedom of Information Law (WOB). The WOB allows citizens, journalists and researchers to request government documents. This has led to politically embarrassing revelations about the...

Article: Pussy Riot women face two years in prison

Russian police have rounded up pro-Pussy Riot protesters, including former world chess champion Garry Kasparov after the feminist punk band was found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison in one of the most closely...

Article: Space to speak in China can expand or shrink

RNW works together with correspondents around the world. Some of these journalists work in countries where press freedom is restricted. In our summer series “The limits of free speech” a number of correspondents describe their...

Alain Wandimoyi
Congo (Kinshasa) Congo (Kinshasa) Article: "My blog, my voice in the DRC

Article: "My blog, my voice in the DRC

RNW is in the process of shifting its focus to promoting freedom of speech in regions where this is under threat. So this summer we’re publishing a series of portraits of men and women around the world who have stood up for the right...

Article: China tightening censorship in run-up to Party Congress

Preparations are underway in Beijing for the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress. The Chinese authorities are taking steps to ensure stability and calm on the eve of the event.  Foreign and domestic reporters are being more closely...

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...