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2013 Edition Now Available, and it Covers Every Country

The 2013 edition of the Freedom of Thought report is hugely expanded. It now examines every country in the world for legal discrimination and human rights violations which specifically affect atheists, humanists and the non-religious. (The 2012 edition contained 60 countries.) You can download it here. In addition the 2013 edition […]

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Maps

The following maps colour each country by the level of the most severe boundary condition(s) applied in each category. For example: if the worst boundary condition that is found to apply in the “freedom of expression” category was at the level of “Severe discrimination” then this country will be coloured […]

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Our report is welcomed by UK government

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) Freedom of Thought Report has received welcoming support during parliamentary proceedings of the UK’s House of Commons. Angie Bray MP asked the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) “if he will assess what implications there may be for his policy of the recent report […]

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International Blasphemy Day 2013 – Varieties of Blasphemy

The concept of “blasphemy” remains a huge problem faced by atheists, other non-religious people, and religious minorities around the world. On the one hand, “blasphemy” is simply what you call it when someone is irreverent or insulting about religion. However, the word is deeply entwined with the idea of moral […]

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Defend an atheist in trouble

This is an urgent fundraising request for an atheist blogger facing persecution at home. [Update 27 September 2013: You can now contribute at: http://ottawa.humanists.net/defend-freedom-thought] As recorded in the IHEU Freedom of Thought report, we’ve seen an upturn in cases of atheists being persecuted especially for online expressions of their non-religious views. The trend has […]

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The focus of the report

The IHEU Freedom of Thought report focuses on “discrimination against Humanists, atheists and the non-religious”. But of course, the right to ‘freedom of religion or belief’ applies equally to the religious. So why the focus on non-religious people? As an international umbrella body, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) […]

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Support

The Freedom of Thought report is one element in the policy and campaigns work of Humanists International. Humanists International campaigns on fundamental human rights issues through its expert delegations on various United Nations bodies and other policy work, promotes humanism as a worldview, and supports the growth and development of humanist organizations […]

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Welcome to the Freedom of Thought report website

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is pleased to launch freethoughtreport.com today, 14 August 2013. Freethoughtreport.com is a hub for information and collaboration on the international Freedom of Thought report published by IHEU. The Freedom of Thought report itself, which launched last December to mark Human Rights Day, focuses on […]

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About the report

The Freedom of Thought Report is published by Humanists International, the worldwide umbrella of Humanist, atheist, secular and similar organizations. The Report examines every country in the world for its record on upholding the rights and equality for non-religious people. We consider issues of legal discrimination and outright persecution and […]

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Download the Report

The Freedom of Thought Report is made freely available for use by all on this website. You can read the introductory and interpretive material at: Preface Foreword Ratings System See the Country Index for all country chapters in the Online Edition. In addition we make available a “Key Countries” edition to download. This may […]

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