Our new Online Edition launched at European Parliament

Today in Brussels we launched the fifth edition of the Freedom of Thought Report. And in a huge change this year the report is no longer primarily a downloadable PDF. We have been busy building an online system so that each country in the world now has its own individual […]

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Preface to 2015 edition by Rafida Bonya Ahmed

The Preface by Rafida Bonya Ahmed, to the 2015 edition of the Freedom of Thought Report. “My late husband, Avijit Roy, was a science author, a blogger, a writer on topics including the origins of the whole Universe, homosexuality, the evolution of love and everything including literary criticism in between. […]

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Third edition published today, and this time it’s personal

It’s 10th December, international Human Rights Day, and we’re marking the occasion with our annual survey of laws and policies — the systemic issues — that discriminate against the non-religious. The Freedom of Thought Report assesses every independent country around the world, and every country gets a rating. You can find the new […]

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2014 report out tomorrow

The 2014 edition of the IHEU Freedom of Thought Report will be released tomorrow. It will be made available for free as a PDF download on this very website, at https://fot.humanists.international/download from Wednesday 10 December 00:01 GMT. This year we harnessed the power of the humanist community more widely, with volunteer researchers from many […]

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IHEU speaks out on the rights of non-believers at Geneva

Roy Brown is an International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) Representative to the UN Geneva. I attended a three-hour seminar on religious liberty and religious minorities recently (10 June 2014) at the United Nations Geneva. The seminar was organised by the International Association for the Defence of Religious Liberty (IADRL) […]

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BBC World covers prejudice against atheists and our report

The BBC covered the IHEU Freedom of Thought report this week, as part of a segment on prejudice against atheists in Egypt and around the world. Bob Churchill, editor of the 2013 report, introduces the video below. I was pleased to take part in a discussion on BBC World’s Impact […]

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Reactions to the 2013 report

There’s a round-up of coverage and responses to our Freedom of Thought report over at IHEU.org. This included a launch-day presentation of the report to the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Dutch Humanist Association, Humanistisch Verbond (pictured), at which Dutch Human Rights Ambassador, Lionel Veer, commented, “The Netherlands is committed to supporting […]

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