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  1. Champions of free speech (when it suits)

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... in staunchly Christian Europe, who published mocking cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the name of free speech, run one of a lustful Jesus Christ having sex with Mary Magdalene or one that ridicules ... be equally tolerant of cartoons that denigrate the Buddha? For all its bluster about free speech, there is evidence aplenty of the western media censoring itself, especially after the September 11 ...

  2. The perils of free speech

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media reports have indeed used questionable tactics, but they have breached no law. Everyone should be free to tell a story as he or she thinks fit. That is what free speech is all about. While one would hope that every member of the media would abide by the code of ethics- and readers and viewers could help by shunning those that do not- it would be a sad day for a free press ...

  3. Balancing privacy and free speech

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the right to free speech. Take the Tsim Sha Tsui shoot-out and the request of Constable Tsui Po-ko's wife that her family be left alone because they have been through enough already. I truly ...

  4. Free speech a basic right, liberals tell Hu

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... intellectuals said they were concerned about the curtailment of freedom of speech on the mainland and appealed for a review of the country's propaganda apparatus, which inhibited the free ... the decision to close Bingdian as 'unlawful and irrational', saying it had deprived citizens of the 'fundamental right of speech and the constitutional right to a free press'. ...

  5. Free-speech group wants RTHK to be truly public

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to prevent and prosecute harassment of media personnel to ensure that the media can operate independently and free from government intervention'. Fears the government would impose tighter ...

  6. The Da Vinci Code and freedom of speech

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University says, the fact that we are having the debate without violence and intimidation calculated to stifle free speech testifies to the healthy nature of it. The contrast is a reminder that free speech is a pillar of a democratic, pluralist, tolerant society. Take away that right, and the freedoms of a community are at risk. But it should also be remembered that there are limits to free ...

  7. Freedom of speech can be difficult to maintain

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... College Freedom of speech is, as you say, an important aspect of a free society, Winson. But it can be tricky- what if one person says something derogatory about someone else, or, ... Hong Kong is a free and open society. People have the right to do what they want as long as they don't break the law. For example, they can express their views through various ...

  8. Freedom of speech put to brutal test

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's record on free speech. At his press conference, the premier spoke of how he felt frustrated and saddened by the problems faced by ordinary Chinese people in health care, education and housing. Mr Wen also talked about the freedom of speech guaranteed to every citizen by the constitution. However, for the petitioners who managed to breach the tight police blockades yesterday ...

  9. Freedom-of-speech march blocked by police in Singapore

    Posted Sep 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Police stopped a Singapore opposition politician marching in the city yesterday to protest against restrictions on freedom of speech ahead of International Monetary Fund-World Bank meetings. Chee Soon Juan, Democratic Party secretary-general, gave a speech at Speakers' Corner, a government-designated area for free speech ...

  10. HK student wins a job at speech contest

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... shortly after the results were announced. And who could blame him for being excited. The freshman had won great prizes- a laptop, a free trip to Cambridge University in the United Kingdom ... writing scripts and rehearsing speeches. At times he even put aside his academic studies, despite a heavy course load at Tsinghua. 'I spent a lot of time searching the internet and listening ...




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