Thursday, September 27, 2012

At U.N., Egypt and Yemen Urge Curbs on Free Speech

MacFarquhar, Neil. "At U.N., Egypt and Yemen Urge Curbs on Free Speech." The New York Times, September 26, 2012.

From the article: "The new presidents of Egypt and Yemen — both of whom were swept to power by uprisings demanding democratic rights — issued clear rebuttals on Wednesday to President Obama’s ardent defense of Western values at the United Nations, arguing that cultural limits on rights like freedom of speech had to be respected…. Mr. Morsi rejected Mr. Obama’s broad defense of free speech a day earlier at the United Nations, saying “Egypt respects freedom of expression, freedom of expression that is not used to incite hatred against anyone.”  Read more