Now wearing a Burqa can be a crime

The French parliament is preparing to pass a resolution to denounce the wearing of burqas in France. It aims to pass a law afterwards that will actually outlaw the garment. This is  the first time…

India's 'untouchables' declare own religion

New Delhi, India (CNN) -- In an event considered rare, one of India's low-caste communities has declared its own distinct religion. Followers of a 14-century spiritual figure, Guru Ravidass, will now have their own holy…

Internet Freedom and Human Rights 2.0

Is unfettered Internet access a fundamental human right? Given their recent -- and widely covered -- spat with China over censorship laws, Google appears to assert that Internet censorship is an important enough issue to…