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Lord Lester slams Leveson royal charter

Lord Lester slams Leveson royal charter

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

Police apologise for withholding name of charged officer

Police apologise for withholding name of charged officer

Secrecy of Warwickshire police "against open justice" says Index on Censorship chief

Index on Censorship: Leveson, the Royal Charter and press regulation

Index on Censorship: Leveson, the Royal Charter and press regulation

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

Global view

Global view

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

Leveson debate must be brought back from brink

Leveson debate must be brought back from brink

Basic principles are at stake as confusion reigns ahead of Monday's vote, says Index chief executive Kirsty Hughes

Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

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.

“Human rights are not an impediment to effective policing”

“Human rights are not an impediment to effective policing”

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

Leveson: The way ahead for a free press in the UK

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

Why journalism and politics should remain independent

Why journalism and politics should remain independent

Leveson's "statutory underpinning" is no way to protect press freedom, says Kirsty Hughes

Index: Leveson goes too far

Index: Leveson goes too far

Kirsty Hughes outlines Index's issues with the press inquiry's recommendations Press release: Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

Leveson inquiry: Politicians must give weight to free speech

Leveson inquiry: Politicians must give weight to free speech

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?

Leveson must protect press freedom

Leveson must protect press freedom

Lord Justice Leveson is weeks away from issuing recommendations for a new system of press regulation. With the future of British papers in the judge’s hands, Index’s Marta Cooper looks at the challenges ahead

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