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Blogging in the Age of Intolerance
September 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In January, 12 cartoonists, writers and staﬀ working for French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, were killed by fundamentalist gunmen. In Bangladesh a blogger was murdered for promoting secular ideas. In Saudi Arabia another blogger was sentenced to ten years in gaol and 1,000 lashes for blogging about free speech. Tolerance clearly isn’t what it was. Internationally renowned Iranian born writer, blogger and campaigner Maryam Namazie, a former secularist of the year, talks about the vital importance of protecting freedom of expression and the right to argue without fear against bigotry and any attempts by fundamentalists to impose their views on others and censor words, speech and images.
This event is suitable for those aged 18+ (adult content). This event is free but booking recommended by calling 0116 255 5311 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available on the door.
Sponsored by the NUT.