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Filtering in the UK: The hinterland of legality, where secrecy trumps court rulings

Filtering in the UK: The hinterland of legality, where secrecy trumps court rulings

A slip during an interview revealed the sneaking suspicion of free thinkers. The UK government was no longer restricting itself to censoring web content which was illegal. It was going to start censoring content which it simply didn't like, Ian Dunt writes

Uzbekistan: Dissident photographer “ruining the constitution”

Uzbekistan: Dissident photographer “ruining the constitution”

Renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker Umida Akhmedova tells Milana Knezevic about her latest run-in with Uzbekistan's repressive authorities

Twitter as a game has real-life consequences

Twitter as a game has real-life consequences

The description of Twitter as a game has one problem: Twitter can have real-life consequences, Padraig Reidy writes

Greece: Stifling free expression to sell bonds

Greece: Stifling free expression to sell bonds

In a televised address last Thursday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras thanked the Greek people for the sacrifices they endured during the past four years as the country underwent the harshest austerity measures since emerging from World War II. Christos Syllas reports on the fallout for free expression

Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Edward Snowden’s revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affirm a general premise: Activists and non-government groups are to be feared.

Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

Is the university gender gap a barrier to free expression?

A lack of visibility of female academics at the University of Bristol – especially in the more scientific faculties – is in stark contrast to the number of undergraduates in the same subjects, Margot Tudor writes

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

A media that paints puritans and fanatics as mainstream forfeits its right to condemn them, writes Alex Gabriel

Putin’s Russia: Censoring anti-invasion sentiment

Putin’s Russia: Censoring anti-invasion sentiment

Censorship of anti-war sentiment in Russia now uses a mixture of state-sponsored media attacks, arms-length loyalists, crooked think tanks and legal strong-arming – but is it working? Alastair Sloan reports

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