The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is described as “the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control, promotion of human rights, freedom of the press, and fair elections.”
Yet, their 2018 conference recently kicked off in Warsaw with lots of talk of diversity, inclusivity, intersectionality and everything but freedom and security.
The moderator and first speaker at the conference set the tone:
Below are interventions by representatives of groups pointing out where the real threats to our freedoms can be found.
International Humanist Ethical Union warn of the dangers of censoring speech on matters of public interest:
Henrik Clausen addresses “shadow banning,” pointing out that censorship by social media giants can threaten a free and open media even more than state censorship
Henrik Clausen speaks of the need to protect journalists and keep them out of jail, using the example of what happened to Tommy Robinson outside of Leeds Crown Court
Father Guy Pagès discusses how the Organization of the Islamic Conference is pushing to obtain global recognition of the “crime” of Islamophobia
Father Guy Pagès speaks about persecution of Jews in France by Muslims
Daniel Martins of the Stichting Civitas Christian group, points out how those who hold traditional values are being intolerantly shut down in the name of tolerance