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REPORT Anti-blasphemy in the digital age: When hardliners take over

REPORT Anti-blasphemy in the digital age: When hardliners take over

Posted: 22nd September 2016 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

blasphemy-in-the-digital-age_coverJoelle Fiss, Senior Researcher, Independent Consultant

Given the rise of media and information technology, the debate over anti-blasphemy laws has become one of international importance. Cutting across different regions and faiths, blasphemy laws have triggered instability, empowered extremists, and increased sectarian violence. With frequently vague wording, they are open to whimsical interpretations, resulting in scores of human rights abuses, and violating international standards of free expression, religion, and belief.

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