MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted a Muslim professor of blasphemy, sentencing him to death for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic ideas.
In a blow to free speech protections in the United Kingdom, a judge in an employment tribunal has ruled that there is no right to question whether a transgender person is a man or a woman.
A study has found that a majority of conservative students feel unable to express their political opinions at university.
Chancellor Angela Merkel railed against free speech in the German parliament, declaring that freedom of expression which offends "the dignity of other people" must be censored to secure a truly free society.
In the latest example of Western capitulation to the Chinese Communist Party, a cake celebrating pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong has been removed from the Cake International baking show in the United Kingdom for being "offensive".
Damaging the "the reputation of the symbols of the European Union" could result in a fine or a custodial term of up to three years under new laws proposed in Saxony, Germany.
The Saatchi Gallery has covered up two pieces of artwork after complaints from Muslims that they were "blasphemous" because they contained text from the Quran.
The British government has published an Online Harms White Paper outlining a series of sweeping new controls on the Internet, which will see social media firms required to police users' actions or face stiff penalties.