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Rights groups have decried the draft legislation, arguing that it is even more restrictive than the current Mubarak-era Law 84, Shahira Amin writes from Cairo.
The Leveson Report will become a benchmark for press regulation in modern democracies. Index has urged a serious, considered debate about Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations rather than their full adoption. The free speech organisation opposes the statutory underpinning of press regulation as proposed by Lord Justice Leveson.
The most senior prosecutor in England has issued guidelines on when criminal charges should be brought against people posting offensive or abusive comments on social media networks
As online freedom comes under attack from big business and governments alike, Jennifer Granick assesses the legal landscape
The judge's part is done, now its up to the press and parliament. Can the press convince politicians they are capable of reform? Or will the government decide it needs powers to control the press?
A man who shouted “no ifs, not buts, no public sector cuts” at Prime Minister David Cameron during a speech in Glasgow in July has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service, it was reported today. Activist Stuart Rodger, 23, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by violating a security cordon;