A British police officer stands guard outside Jameah Islamiyah Secondary School in Mark Cross

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Paul Burge

Human Rights vs. Security Policy: New Anti-Terror Laws in Britain

A British police officer stands guard outside Jameah Islamiyah Secondary School in Mark Cross, East An almost immediate impact of the attacks on the US in 2001 in Britain was a move to bring in legislation giving police wider powers, notably to act on suspicion of terrorist activity. Some see such initatives on the part of the British government as sensible and effective prevention steps. Others have raised concerns over abuse of rights. >>>

Hannah Godfrey

Re-thinking Attitudes to Muslims in France

The case of France. Feeling less under threat because seen to be less supportive of the United States than some of its neighbours, France has also seen an array of tough new anti-terror laws. And according to some opinion polls, more people are more wary of their Muslim neighbours in France in the wake of 9/11. >>>

Kyle James

Germany‘s Open Door Begins to Close

Police searched for the plot suspects with posters like this oneGerman’s were shocked to find that those believed to be behind the attacks on the US five years ago, had worked on their plan in one of its own cities. The authorities try to work out how to move forward, to protect themselves and others, while dealing with its particular history, and recent policy of welcoming foreigners. >>>

What the People Say

Network Europe reporters ask ordinary citizens what they think about how 9/11 has affected their lives. From living in fear to “nothing has changed”, to embracing religion, or embracing the United States, depending on who you are and where you are. >>>

Iwona Lejman

Living With a Threat

Polish soldiers in IraqPolish people feel vulnerable and wonder if they are could be on a terrorist hit-list because they have shown support for the US war on terror. So the level of suspicion is high and tighter anti-terror laws are on the cards. >>>

Mark Cummins

A Shake-up For Traditional Swedish Freedom

In Sweden’s civil liberties take a knock after the authorities take preventive measures against possible terrorist attacks. There’s serious debate about whether it’s necessary to snoop into people’s internet research or phone calls. And self-censorship raises its ugly head. >>>

Network Europe Quiz

Network Europe QuizWe reported on surfing on the river in Munich but the city is better known for other liquid-based fun. As thousands of visitors to the legendary annual beer festival will testify. But what is the festival called? You can email us your answer. The address is contact@networkeurope.org. >>>

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