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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

Greece plummets to 99th place in press freedom index

Slippage represents 'dizzying fall for the world’s oldest democracy', says Reporters Without Borders
Enet: February 12, 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