Media: Friends or Foes of Religious Freedom—and the Tai Ji Men Case

Media: Friends or Foes of Religious Freedom—and the Tai Ji Men Case

The use by prosecutors and media of labels such as “cult,” “religious fraud,” and “brainwashing” created serious problems for several spiritual groups, including Tai Ji Men. by Willy Fautré* *A paper presented at the international webinar “Media as Friends and Foes of...
Separating Tai Ji Men Facts From False Opinions

Separating Tai Ji Men Facts From False Opinions

The proper role of media is to report incidents as they are and furnish a handbook of criteria to situate them in space and time. All the rest is useless and dangerous. by Marco Respinti* *Conclusions of the international webinar “Media as Friends and Foes of FoRB—and...
Freedom of the Press as an Element of Freedom of Belief

Freedom of the Press as an Element of Freedom of Belief

History teaches us that the media can either be allies in the fight for rights or pose a grave danger to religious freedom. It depends on whether they are truly free from pressures, individual interests, and manipulation. by Karolina Maria Kotkowska* *A paper...
Media as Friends and Foes of FoRB—and the Tai Ji Men Case

Media as Friends and Foes of FoRB—and the Tai Ji Men Case

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right for both individuals and the media. But it is not unlimited and does not protect defamation and slander. by Camelia Marin* *Introduction to the international webinar “Media as Friends and Foes of FoRB—and the Tai Ji Men...
Tai Ji Men Case, FoRB Problems in Japan, France, Discussed in Leuven

Tai Ji Men Case, FoRB Problems in Japan, France, Discussed in Leuven

At an international religious liberty conference, panelists insisted that different incidents are not isolated but should be confronted in a comparative perspective. by Massimo Introvigne An article already published in Bitter Winter on May 10th, 2024. The panelists....
The Anti-Religious, Anti-Cult, and Anti-Tai-Ji-Men Bias in the Media

The Anti-Religious, Anti-Cult, and Anti-Tai-Ji-Men Bias in the Media

The Tai Ji Men case is a perfect example of how several media are prejudiced against spiritual movements and would easily believe lies about them. by Massimo Introvigne* *A paper presented at the international webinar “Media as Friends and Foes of FoRB—and the Tai Ji...