Belfast Blogger wins right to free speech

In a week of grim rulings which saw an increasing corporate invasion of webspace and privacy, this is great news. A Belfast blogger has won a crucial ruling in Belfast’s Magistrates’ Court.

‘Alan Murray’s blog highlighting violence, vandalism and creeping sectarian division in a part of Belfast’s university district landed him in court on Friday.
The 40-year-old was charged with three counts of intimidating a member of a local residents’ committee, which included intimidation on the internet. The judge, however, found Murray not guilty on all counts at Belfast’s Magistrates’ Court. Index on Censorship – a global campaign group that defends free speech – welcomed the judge’s ruling this weekend. ‘

From the Guardian .
Find out more at Index of Censorship.

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.