freedom of expression

France: Prefecture of Police Tries to Suppress Women Footballers’ Protest against Lawmakers’ Latest Attempt to Undermine Muslim Women in Sport

An Administrative Tribunal appeal decision issued on 9 February overturned the Paris Prefecture of Police’s ban on a protest organised by women footballers, confirming that the protest should have been able to proceed as planned. The protest organizers had already called off the event in light of the police ban and the Tribunal’s ruling came […]

France: New Law Compels Reform of Football Policy that Discriminates against Muslim Women

On 24 February France adopted a new law aimed at democratising access to sports. A group of Senateurs ultimately failed in their repeated attempts to introduce a discriminatory amendment intended to prohibit women who choose to wear headscarves from participating in all sporting competitions and events organized by state-regulated sports federations and their associate organizations. […]

Free the Five this Olympics and Champion Freedom of Expression in China

This campaign is now closed. Thank you to the thousands of you who spoke up in support of freedom of expression in China. When we all act together we can’t be ignored. The Chinese government is using the Beijing Olympics to improve its global image and hide its human rights abuses. Right now, people are […]