Today saw the launch of the programme for the 2014 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF). The festival, which will take place from 8-13 December, consists of a series of events on a range of human rights issues from home and abroad in celebration of International Human Rights Day on 10 December . All events…Continue reading Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival Programme Launched!
“The Journalist who gives in to intimidation, who becomes obedient, has already lost the fight for that right (to freedom of expression)” Eynulla Fatullayev (2011) It’s a clichéd phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword”, but its message is typified in the work of Amnesty International’s decades-long letter/email-writing campaigns for human rights champions. Friday…Continue reading Mightier than the Sword: Journalism, Freedom of Expression and Power
Culture Night Belfast (and in a few other towns besides) is almost upon us. Tomorrow night is a chance for thousands of people to take to the streets, bars, cafes, offices and other nooks and crannies around the city to experience all sorts of arts and cultural experiences. While most events are concentrated on the Cathedral…Continue reading Culture Night Belfast & the right to freedom of expression #CNB12
Jedward and Engelbert Humperdinck are accustomed to being under fire for their questionable musical output. But the decision to hold the Eurovision Song Contest in ex-Soviet republic Azerbaijan may see them offending people’s taste for a wholly different reason. The Irish duo and their gravity-defying hairstyles are due to join Mr Humperdinck at the tournament…Continue reading Eurovision hides dark side of Baku