Spain’s Supreme Court rejects rapper’s freedom of speech argument with songs praising terrorism

Spain's Supreme Court rejects rapper's freedom of speech argument with songs praising terrorism

The court ruled Tuesday that Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, a rapper best known as Valtonyc, distributed songs online that praised terrorism, insulted the Spanish royal family and threatened a Spanish politician with violence.

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Nene Pimentel to media: Speak out while you still can on federalism

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. - Club Filipino - 6 Feb 2018

Speak out while you still can. That’s the advice of former Senate President Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. to media, as he underscored their crucial role in ensuring the country’s bid to shift to federalism would be free from partisan interests.

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Justice seems conflicted in Supreme Court gay wedding cake case

Justice seems conflicted in Supreme Court gay wedding cake case

On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court’s high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.

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More than half say freedom of speech strong under Duterte admin—SWS

More than half say freedom of speech strong under Duterte admin—SWS

More than half Filipinos believe that freedom of speech in the Philippines remained strong under the Duterte administration, a recent survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed.

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Duterte downplays ‘destabilization’ plot: Just politics

Duterte downplays 'destabilization' plot: Just politics

While the President’s men and allies may keep harping about supposed “destabilization plots” against him, the President himself has dismissed them as nothing but “all politics, actually.” In an interview with the media after his meeting with the Filipino community here late Sunday night (Mar. 19), Duterte was dismissive when asked if he would hale to court those who were supposedly “destabilizing” his administration: “It’s all politics actually. In the matter of going after them, it has not reached that level of violence–destabilization. It’s more of publicity.”

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Duterte downplays ‘destabilization’ plot: Just politics, criticism

Duterte downplays 'destabilization' plot: Just politics, criticism

While the President’s men and allies may keep harping about supposed “destabilization plots” against him, the President himself has dismissed them as nothing but “all politics, actually.” In an interview with the media after his meeting with the Filipino community here late Sunday night (Mar. 19), Duterte was dismissive when asked if he would hale to court those who were supposedly “destabilizing” his administration: “It’s all politics actually. In the matter of going after them, it has not reached that level of violence–destabilization. It’s more of publicity.”

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