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LSE Literary Weekend - Religious Defamation


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Speaker(s): Professor Conor Gearty, Ivan Hare; Kenan Malik
Chair: Lisa Appignanesi

Recorded on 1 March 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

A year after the repeal of blasphemy from English law, religious defamation laws are tightening their grip on the world, with the apparent support of the United Nations. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? A discussion of the nature of blasphemy in the twenty-first century.

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