Category : Simon Singh

Positive Hell

alt informationAs part of its Art and Offence programme exploring censorship and self-censorship in the arts, Index on Censorship researches examples of censorship in UK theatre, film and visual arts. Index looked at the case of Positive Hell -- a short documentary film that challenges the scientific consensus on HIV and AIDS.

Victory for free speech as libel bill passes

Changes are being made to England's defamation law after a three-and-a-half-year campaign, writes Padraig Reidy

Five ludicrous libel cases

Index has today called for the British government to deliver on its promise of real libel reform. Daisy Williams lists five cases that demonstrate how libel law can stifle debate, curtail critcism and even endanger lives

Libel reform is no joke

Comics Dara Ó Briain and Dave Gorman and scientist Professor Brian Cox joined Index and the Libel Reform Campaign at Downing Street to demand a public interest defence in the defamation bill

There must be a new public interest defence in the Defamation Bill, scientists, entertainers and campaigners tell Government

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Index launches Alternative Libel Project

Marta Cooper: Index launches Alternative Libel Project

Libel media roundup

Padraig Reidy: Libel media round up

Simon Singh victory doesn't mean libel laws work

Padraig Reidy:Simon Singh victory doesn't mean libel laws work

Simon Singh wins libel case

Emily Butselaar: British Chiropractic Association v Singh - BCA admits defeat

PLUS: A good week for libel reform All the major political parties now back change — and the campaign celebrates 50,000 signatures in support of libel reform

Labour lines up on libel

Padraig Reidy: Labour lines up on libel

A victory for Singh but a setback for Jack Straw

John Kampfner: Jack Straw's plans for libel reform faces parliamentary hitch

For once, a court decision that gladdens the heart

John Kampfner: For once, a court decision that gladdens the heart