Religious freedom in India on ‘negative trajectory’: US panel

Washington: Religious freedom in India was on a “negative trajectory” in 2015 as religious tolerance “deteriorated” and religious freedom violations “increased”, a US report on international religious freedom said on Tuesday. In its annual report, the Congress-mandated US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) asked the Indian government to publicly rebuke officials and religious leaders…

Freedom of expression underpins NZ way of life

Freedom of the press is only part of freedom of expression. Freedom of expression includes your and my freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds. Freedom of expression underpins our way of life in New Zealand, it enables liberal democracy, religious and non-relgious observance, science and reason and innovation in…