Religious intolerance

Religious intolerance

RSF defends journalists whose work and sometimes lives are increasingly threatened by religious radicalism and intolerance. In the name of religion or “traditional values,” the authorities in many countries and societies censor not only press cartoons but also political, business, social and cultural news coverage. Some governments also try at the international level, especially at the United Nations, to promote a ban on “blasphemy” or to have the concept of “individual defamation” replaced by that of “defamation of religion,” a concept that flouts the principle of media freedom.