Tag: free speech

Apr 16

MHA concern about compromises on vilification law removal

The following letter was sent to all members of parliament. The Malta Humanist Association is concerned about the apparent direction being taken in the efforts to repeal Malta’s vilification of religion law, including compromises that are being contemplated. Freedom of Expression is one of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, …

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Apr 06

Freedom of Thought and Speech

Ramon Casha   In 1616 the Roman Inquisition ordered Galileo Galilei to abandon his claim that the earth orbited the sun – not to think it or teach it. 330 years later, many countries came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of the most important documents in existence today, and in …

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Sep 21

Freedom of Expression and Muslim Violence

The Malta Humanist Association would like to express its disappointment over the words of Imam Mohammed El Sadi, blaming the producers of an amateur video for the deaths and violence caused by riots in several predominantly Muslim nations. Blaming the makers of the video for the violence plays down the barbarity of the reaction. It’s …

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Mar 14

HA welcomes Realtà acquittal

The Malta Humanist Association welcomes the verdict announced this morning in the case against author Alex Vella Gera and editor Mark Camilleri, over an ‘obscene’ short story published in a student newspaper (Realtà) in 2008. Magistrate Audrey Demicoli acquitted both defendants from all charges, and in so doing restored an element of pragmatic sensibility to …

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