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Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Three years ago this week, David Cameron announced that a public inquiry into phone hacking would be set up, under the guidance of Lord Justice Leveson. It may be difficult to imagine now, but this was generally seen as a positive step.

Cameron’s obsession with porn

Cameron’s obsession with porn

Ben Jennings on David Cameron's war on online pornography.

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

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

UK’s web filtering seems to be blocking common sense

UK’s web filtering seems to be blocking common sense

Connoisseurs of a good political bust-up may have noticed a subtle change in tempo to the online filtering debate over the Christmas period. Jane Fae brings you up to date

Why David Cameron must stand up to Sri Lanka on human rights

Why David Cameron must stand up to Sri Lanka on human rights

As the Commonwealth leaders converge on Colombo, the UK must confront Rajapaksa on human rights abuses

What does state press control look like?

What does state press control look like?

In light of the UK's Royal Charter on newspaper regulation, we look at 10 countries where the government has a hand in controlling the press

Daily Mail backs the BBC Trust

Daily Mail backs the BBC Trust

In a move that may have left a few people slightly confused, the Daily Mail has published an editorial in support of the BBC.

Miranda detention is a “defining point”

Miranda detention is a “defining point”

Bill Thompson says it's time for US and UK leaders to tear down the security apparatus that threatens free speech

Caitlin Moran: a response

Caitlin Moran: a response

Being wary of quick fixes for online abuse is not the same as being dismissive of misogyny, says Padraig Reidy

Tell David Cameron #dontspyonme

Tell David Cameron #dontspyonme

Index has launched a petition calling on European Heads of Government to stop the US, UK and other governments from carrying out mass surveillance. We want to use public pressure to ensure Europe’s leaders put on the record their opposition to mass surveillance. Add your voice

David Cameron’s King Canute moment

David Cameron’s King Canute moment

The Prime Minister's touching belief that he can clean up the web with technology is misguided and even dangerous, says Padraig Reidy

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