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Humanists International makes all the data on the assessment criteria applied to each country in the Report available for use under the following license. Freedom of Thought Report by Humanists International is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The open data is hosted on Google Drive. The data should be […]

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The Ratings System

Every country in this report is assessed against a range of “boundary conditions“. The boundary conditions are statements which may or may not apply to each country. Each boundary condition is associated with one of four thematic strands (these are the vertical columns in the table below). Also, each boundary condition is placed at […]

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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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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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Contact

If you want to volunteer to help produce the next edition of the report, please complete this application form or read about opportunities to volunteer for Humanists International. If you have substantial information for the report please consider making a submission instead. You can email the report authors with information, requests, corrections or new information specifically pertaining to the […]

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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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