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Defense minister Kammenos sues commentator for 1 mln euros

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has sued commentator Andreas Petroulakis for 1 million euros in damages over a critical article posted on the Protagon website on March 17.
eKathimerini: March 28, 2015

Turkey investigating newspaper for publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a national newspaper for publishing extracts from the latest edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
January 16, 2015

EU MPs to Warn Turkey on Press Freedom

The European Parliament is preparing to formally warn Turkey against violating press freedom, rebuking its government for last month’s arrests and detention of dozens of journalists who have criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party.
January 13, 2015

Turkey hosts internet forum despite its dismal web freedom

The site selected for the United Nations forum on developing Internet policy is generating a great deal of controversy, with critics taking aim at the irony of Turkey's poor record regarding social media, Web sites and press freedom.
September 4, 2014

Freedom in the digital age

By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones. We risk social stagnation and decline.
Paschos Mandravelis: May 6, 2014

The fine science of breaking the law, the democratic way

The biggest problem for SYRIZA is not the idiotic comments occasionally uttered by party officials. It is the dictatorial tactics with which it chooses to impose the will of a minority upon the majority.
Paschos Mandravelis: November 16, 2012

An Argument in Defense of Blasphemy

The UN General Assembly wants to make it illegal to offend religious dogma. This is an attack on free expression, and it impedes our humanity’s movement towards more freedom and intellectual progress.
Athinaios: May 31, 2010