Parliamentarians engage with international partners at the US Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

From 15 to 17 July 2019, the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB) brought four parliamentarians from Canada, Indonesia and South Africa to the US Ministerial to Advance the Religious Freedom, in Washington, D.C. This was the occasion for them to engage with a broad range of partners, including senior government officials, international organizations, religious leaders and civil society activists.

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Desi Hanara
Malaysian parliamentarians pledge to combat hate speech and strengthen freedom of expression

KUALA LUMPUR – Lawmakers from the Parliament of Malaysia pledged to use their mandate to tackle hate speech and strengthen respect for the right to freedom of expression. 

“Today, hate speech has not only become a serious threat to freedom of opinion and expression, but has also led to devastating acts of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity.” 

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Desi Hanara