The Vilnius Regional Court has found that prosecutors correctly refused to launch an investigation into Marius Ivaškevičius's novel "Žali", and that prosecuting the author for his postmodernist work was impermissible in a democracy.
A Hungarian court judged that the 444 news portal had damaged the reputation of a political party by hyperlinking to a third-party video. The European Court of Human Rights has now found that the Hungarian decision violated freedom of speech.
Ireland has voted to repeal an outdated law on blasphemy. However, the country has a long way to go to with free speech. It now urgently needs to enact legislation on hate crime, which is a major problem in Ireland.