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Complete #solidarity to @DragoslavicM - and a little 🧵on protection of #journalists granted also by Article 21 (#rightofpeacefulassembly), not only Article 19 (#freedomofexpression), ICCPR
#UN #humanrightscommittee General Comment 37 on Article 21, ICCPR: "The role of #journalists, #humanrightsdefenders, election monitors & others involved in monitoring or reporting on assemblies is of particular importance for the full enjoyment of the #rightofpeacefulassembly."
"Those persons are entitled to protection under the Covenant. They may not be prohibited from, or unduly limited in, exercising these functions, including with respect to monitoring the actions of #lawenforcement officials."
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@1337_FAFO @jessgill03 For those to whom English especially British English is a 2nd or 3rd Language

Especially dumb Yanks😲

Who think this video is from US not UK

That it's about the Law of Contract Property or Tort😱

Or about #FreeSpeech never mind #FirstAmendment:

It's about #DoubleStandards!🤦‍♂️
@1337_FAFO @jessgill03 For those who missed Jess Gill's video clip @jessgill03


"Why is it acceptable to say someone can burn a Bible but if someone damages a Quran they should be punished?"

It's about the #DoubleStandards exposed in the crazy #VirtueSignalling #Woke Left!

@1337_FAFO @jessgill03 Reason was in Oxford was to ask students if think #ReligiousTolerance MORE IMPORTANT than #FreedomOfExpression

And highlights their #Woke #DoubleStandards

They think freedom of expression MORE important

In fact BASIS of #FreeSociety

All for #BurningBibles!

But NOT #Koran!!🤦‍♂️
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#FreedomConvoy2023 #FreedomPlanet2 @freeexpress @BROTHERTOFOSCUK I as one of the #freedomfighters has all every single #Intensivstationen to have every single member of @UKParliament #msmenemyofthepeople #MSMLies who have been involved in the the past decade of #abuseofpower
Committed by @Conservatives @UKLabour @LibDems @Greenpeace and even the #LooneyTunes #looneyparty

Official Monster Raving Loony
Who like all are asking for donations #ffstatus.

Hi. Please don't skip this 1 minute read. This Friday December 23rd, we request your support.
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During today's Commons debate on the Financial Services and Markets Bill, Miriam Cates MP rose to support new clause 27, which would prevent payment providers from refusing to supply a customer based on that customer exercising their lawful right to #freedomofexpression.

In a terrific intervention, Miriam noted that PayPal's attempted demonetisation of the FSU was "not a one-off", and that it was "therefore hard to avoid interpreting PayPal's actions as an orchestrated, politically motivated move to restrict certain views in the UK."

That was why, she added, "We must act to legally prevent payment providers from closing accounts on the basis of political beliefs, because if we don't global firms will put their own interests — financial, reputational, political — before any moral duty to act fairly."

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To counter some of the disappointing & predictable responses to heroic #protests in #Iran, incl in #academia, I share my recent essay which calls on academics to avoid undercutting dissident #feminist voices, incl those of #Muslim heritage

(Long) Thread British Asian women demonstrating in support of the writer @
Concepts like Orientalism & Islamophobia, originally responding to realities of past & present subordination, are now sometimes used by Western critical intellectuals to discipline those who exercise their equal right to be critical of their own contexts..
while deeply committed to those contexts..

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Poets, journalists, novelists, and philosophers are some of the greatest threats to rulers, elites, and extremists. Why?
Because the written word is a potent instrument that can spark revolutions and incite transformation in the hearts and minds of people. And dictators and authoritarian regimes know that. Extremists know it. And they all fear it.
I may not agree with all his works and indeed, may even be offended by some of his words, but I stand for Salman Rushdie’s right to think, write, and live according to his own conscience.
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@SuzanneNossel, CEO of PEN America, issued the following statement in response to the attack on author @SalmanRushdie:

“PEN America is reeling from shock and horror at word of a brutal, premeditated attack on our former President and stalwart ally, Salman Rushdie, who was...
... reportedly stabbed multiple times while on stage speaking at the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York. We can think of no comparable incident of a public violent attack on a literary writer on American soil. Just hours before the attack, on Friday morning...
... Salman had emailed me to help with placements for Ukrainian writers in need of safe refuge from the grave perils they face. Salman Rushdie has been targeted for his words for decades but has never flinched nor faltered. He has devoted tireless energy to assisting others..
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Adam Afriyie (@AdamAfriyie) in the
@HouseofCommons today, setting out the amendments to the #onlinesafetybill debate that the FSU helped to draft.

Amendments 48 and 49 seek to ensure online providers have the option of 'doing nothing' in response to "legal but harmful" content.
Amendment 50, which is that in online service providers' terms of service, "the presumption should be tipped more in favour of #freedomofexpression, more in favour of debate", by obliging providers to leave controversial content that doesn't cross the line into illegality online.
And Amendment 51, which seeks to ensure that, in the same way as journalists, politicians and the government, everyday citizens can also "seek compensation if their online content is taken down inaccurately, incorrectly or inappropriately".
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Celebrating now the end of wild west on #Internet with a glass of tea! #Europe is designing its digital future & need sharp teeth to its new powers! #Platforms will operate in a legal framework that until now was nonexistent #DSA #DMA 🎊 @EU_Commission @Europarl_EN #Mythread 1/1
No more domination of technological giants in 🇪🇺 VP @vestager said #DSA #DMA are basic pillars of the efforts to impose stricter rules on #usedandabused technology groups& establish regulations suitable for #Internet era. 1/2
#Democracy now sets the rules for #digital world, rather than the tech giants. #DSA #DMA. #Vestager 1/3
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1/12 "The UK is performing worse than other wealthy countries in its respect for #CivilLiberties and #PoliticalFreedoms, according to new data for 2021 from @rightsmetrics."…
2/12 "@rightsmetrics is a global project that tracks #HumanR rights performance in 199 countries based on the opinions of human rights experts. Respect for freedom of association, opinion & expression in the UK has been declining from 2017 - 2021, according to experts."
3/12 "The tracker shows that the UK is performing less well than the other six countries included from [group of nations] the @OECD, including the United States and South Korea."
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1. Andy Rootsey and the superb Hannah Thomas of @2HareCourt have secured another Not Guilty verdict for Human Rights campaigner Debbie Hicks @StroudRedShed.

This is the 2nd acquittal obtained in a series of 3 trials she has faced for protesting during periods of UK lockdown.
2. On the 6th March 2021 Debbie had been politically campaigning in the Richmond area ahead of the London Mayoral elections collecting nomination signatures.

Police ordered her to leave the area and go home.
3. She did not leave and later began to address members of the public via a megaphone protesting that her being forced to leave was an attack upon her right to campaign.
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Today felt like a good day in the fight for #freespeech and #freedomofexpression.

Police forces are “not the thought police” said the new Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Andy Cooke.

“Thoughts, unless they become actions, aren’t an offence”, he added.…
As @Tom_Slater_ pointed out for the @spectator, however, the fact that Cooke felt he had to make that intervention reminds us just how bad things have become in English #policing in recent years.…
Cooke is clearly keen to push back – or at least be seen to be pushing back – against the rise of thought policing in our country...…
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Under Indian law, #FreedomOfExpression is NOT absolute
On a left-leaning platform like Twitter, for Hindus, it is severely curtailed. We need to fight the bias but we also need to play it smart & avoid suspension

Here are some tips, feel free to disagree or add:

1 Sometimes, our Brown Sepoy paraga gives a cautionary warning. Heed it!
2 Avoid coming on the TL of Islamists. Your chances of being permanently suspended are higher if they take note of your handle
3 Use hashtags instead of tagging Islamists / LeLi

4 Use a screenshot instead of directly replying or QTing Islamist / LeLi
5 Avoid abuses & words that the algorithm will pick up
6 Don't use copyrighted material. EVER!

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Do you remember the day #France endorsed the cartoon that mocked the prophet ﷺ, and displayed it on its governmental buildings, citing "freedom of expression"?

This time, after the #Russian embassy published a satirical cartoon, France became infuriated and ...

...summoned the Russian ambassador, and the cartoon has since been withdrawn.

🎯 Is there anyone on the face of the earth who still believes that those people actually believe in "freedom of expression"?

{Hatred has already appeared from their mouths —and what their hearts hide is far worse.} Surat Ali 'Imran 3:118
#FreedomofExpression #Hypocrites
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The so-called Defence Analyst Ayesha Siddiqua Agha is probably a PhD & doesn’t even know the difference between a Tout & Honourably Resigned Retired Officer of #IntelligenceBureau Government of #Pakistan

She is the lowest scum on Earth probably a fifth columnist too Image
معروف پاکستانی دفاعی مبصرہ و مصنفہ عائشہ صدیقہ آغا غالبا” پی ایچ ڈی ہیں اور سی ایس ایس بھی مگر انکو ٹاؤٹ اور افسر کے فرق کا معلوم نہیں ۔ ٹاؤٹ وہ ہوتا ہے جو کسی دشمن ملک کے لیئے جاسوسی کرتا ہے جیسے کہ عائشہ صدیقہ آغا خود ہیں اور انکی گزر اوقت قبر اور مزار کی آمدنی سے ہوتی ہے Image
She must know that since she is herself an Agent Provocateur that Touts / Agents / Source / Cutouts are those (like herself) who are recruited by an Officer / Case Officer / Handler for the task !

Please do read my Twitter Profile I have clearly written who I was Image
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1 - Renowned #Pakistani Journalist Mr @javeednusrat briefly explains his own role in Subversive Activities in #Pakistan & Benefits of Presidential System For Pakistan


#PressFreedom #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #Journalist #Pakistan #Media
2 - Why the #Pakistani Journalist Mr @javeednusrat Learned to Stop Worrying about Parliamentary Democracy & Started Loving Presidential System for #Pakistan , #Zia & #PervezMusharraf


#PressFreedom #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #Journalist
3 - Why the #Pakistani Journalist Mr @javeednusrat Learned to Stop Worrying about Parliamentary Democracy & Started Loving Presidential System for #Pakistan , #Zia & #PervezMusharraf


#PressFreedom #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #Journalist
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Help make the EU #DigitalServicesAct a game-changer for our digital rights! Thursday, the Civil Liberties Committee‘s proposals to #FixTheDSA will be voted in the European Parliament.

Reach out to your MEPs!

Find out more 🧵⬇
Every year, data leaks expose millions of EU citizens' data to cyber-criminals.

We plan to enshrine the right to use and pay for services anonymous-ly in the #DigitalServicesAct, to protect citizens privacy, and reduce the impact of data leaks.

#FixTheDSA Image
More and more governments have been abusing their powers to spy on citizens.

The #DigitalServicesAct should ensure your data can only be handed over following a court order to investigate & prosecute serious crime or threats to public security.

#FixTheDSA Image
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1 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

2 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

1 - Foreign agencies behind missing persons: Justice Javed Iqbal ( The Nation | 9 June 2012 )

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan solve the mystery behind the so called #MissingPersons in #Pakistan

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The channel #RussiaToday (known as RT) France had filed two lawsuits against me (see my piece for
@lemondefr translated here in English).
I was acquitted by the 17th chamber of the Paris judicial court.
The court ruled that my comments "are part of a value judgment fed by the research of the author of the message (...) in a recurrent polemic relating to the editorial dependence (...) of the channel (...) on the Kremlin".
The Court also ruled that "the accused author must be able to express himself all the more freely as his analysis is at the heart of the mechanism of freedom of expression, whose limits are not exceeded in this case."
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1/. #FreedomOfExpression I’d under attack

A new @amnesty report reveals how govts around the world have relied on censorship & punishment - using new legislation - to shut down reporting & target people who have been critical of govt response to #COVID19.…
2/. Numerous countries have put in place oppressive laws including Tanzania, Russia, Nicaragua & China

In China, more than 5,500 criminal investigations were opened against people who’d published information about the outbreak in the first 2 months of the #COVID19 pandemic alone
3/. @Amnesty’s report highlights the role of social media companies in facilitating the rapid spread of misinformation around #COVID

The destructive business model of Big Tech means that platforms are designed to amplify attention-grabbing content to engage users

V problematic!
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