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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

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports

Criminalising kink: Cameron’s porn crusade

Criminalising kink: Cameron’s porn crusade

The UK government is sneaking through a vast extension to pornographic prohibition. It’s so vaguely worded that it could cover 50 Shades of Grey (if filmed), Game of Thrones or Florentine statues. Jonathan Lindsell reports

Cambridge University Press is afraid of the Russians

Cambridge University Press is afraid of the Russians

A recent study of Vladimir Putin’s gangster tendencies has been suppressed: not by the Kremlin, but by a UK academic publisher living in fear of England’s libel laws, writes Padraig Reidy

Data retention and legality: The fall of the EU’s Data Retention Directive

Data retention and legality: The fall of the EU’s Data Retention Directive

EU officials should have seen it coming. In December, the Advocate General of the ECJ was already of the opinion that the DRD constituted “a serious interference” with privacy, Binoy Kampmark writes

Homophobic rant by radio host highlights Greece’s gay rights problem

Homophobic rant by radio host highlights Greece’s gay rights problem

Journalists Dimos Verikios said there is a "dictatorship of the gay minority” and gay people should be "treated" by members of Golden Dawn, writes Christos Syllas

The right to protest! The right to fight?

The right to protest! The right to fight?

An Index event on freedom of assembly, in association with Sussex University Politics Society

The bill that helps British ministers break the law

The bill that helps British ministers break the law

The British government is making it easier for those in power to break the law - and it's using a fantasy about left-wing pressure groups to justify it, Alex Stevenson reports