Category : David Miranda

Life After Leveson: The UK media in 2014

Britain has always had a complicated relationship with the free press. On the one hand, Milton’s Apologia, Mill’s On Liberty, Orwell’s volleys at censorship and propaganda. On the other hand, there is a sense that journalists, editors and proprietors are at best incompetent and at worst genuinely venal people whose sole interest is making others […]

New press regulator would not stop phone hacking, says Index panel

alt informationDoughty Street Chambers and Index on Censorship hosted a debate on the state of press freedom in the UK after the Leveson inquiry

High Court dismisses David Miranda challenge to Heathrow detention

alt informationRuling represents a dangerous elision of terrorist activity and legitimate journalistic practice

Open letter to the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee

Dear Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Index on Censorship is writing to you ahead of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’’s appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee’’s hearing on counter terrorism. We believe that the Guardian’’s publication of details of GCHQ’’s digital surveillance techniques has been very much in the public interest. Mass data retention and […]

The week in mass surveillance

alt informationThis week saw some movement in the debate over NSA and GCHQ surveillance, and a court case that could have very serious consequences. Padraig Reidy writes

Miranda court challenge

Index on Censorship supports today’s court challenge to the use of counter-terrorism powers to detain David Miranda at Heathrow airport in August. Index is a member of a coalition of free speech and media organisations that has made a written submission in support of Miranda’s hearing. Online Editor Sean Gallagher said: ‘The Terrorism Act should […]

Terrorising Journalism

alt informationThe detention of David Miranda sets a dangerous precedent, says Dan Hyde

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

Terrorism Act should not be used to intimidate journalists

On Sunday, David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald who has been instrumental in revealing mass surveillance programmes run by the US, was detained at London Heathrow. He was held for almost nine hours and questioned under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, the law which allows the police to stop, detain […]