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The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) does not yet meet all the requirements for an effective, voluntary self-regulator. But we should not let flaws in its current design be used as an excuse to turn to state regulation of the press – or to introduce a system that effectively makes
Leading human rights lawyer Anthony Lester has said proposed press regulation agreed by politicians and Hacked Off campaigners is "unprecedented in the free world". Padraig Reidy reports
Secrecy of Warwickshire police "against open justice" says Index on Censorship chief
Index on Censorship views press freedom as one core part of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. Read Index's position on the Royal Charter for press regulation
Index CEO Kirsty Hughes looks at the current climate for free speech around the world, from press regulation in the UK to ongoing challenges to digital freedom
Basic principles are at stake as confusion reigns ahead of Monday's vote, says Index chief executive Kirsty Hughes
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.
Index on Censorship's Kirsty Hughes talks to Sir Hugh Orde, one of the UK's most senior police officers, about protest, public order and politics
A tough but voluntary regulator is the best way to ensure a free press and a fair society, Index says in a new policy note Plus: Why Leveson's recommendations are more worrying than you think
Leveson's "statutory underpinning" is no way to protect press freedom, says Kirsty Hughes
Kirsty Hughes outlines Index's issues with the press inquiry's recommendations Press release: Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report
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?