11 February 2009

Indian journalists arrested for offending Muslims after reprinting Hari article

The editor and publisher of a top English-language Indian daily were arrested and briefly detained in Calcutta after the paper, The Statesman, reprinted Johann Hari's article from U.K.'s Independent, entitled, appropriately enough, "Why should I respect these oppressive religions?" As reported by the BBC, the editor, Ravindra Kumar, felt compelled to apologize for an "editorial misjudgement."

Hari quotes me. Does this make me an accomplice?

02 February 2009

The Independent's Johann Hari on respecting religion

Writing for The Independent (UK), the excellent Johann Hari exposes the erosion of free expression at the United Nations, citing the recent report by me and Colin Koproske.