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Revealed: The British exports that crush free expression

alt informationThe Arab Spring has not stopped Britain from helping crush free expression by selling crowd control ammunition to authoritarian states including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Alex Stevenson reports

The bill that helps British ministers break the law

alt informationThe British government is making it easier for those in power to break the law - and it's using a fantasy about left-wing pressure groups to justify it, Alex Stevenson reports

Making life harder for Britain’s journalists

alt informationThe coalition has found a novel way of making life harder for Britain's journalists. Now it appears to have set itself the challenge of abandoning the reforms without losing face, too. Alex Stevenson reports

Gagging bill defeat: Britain’s democracy just got worse

alt informationThe parliamentary struggle over the UK government's gagging bill, which has overshadowed Westminster in recent months, is all but over. And the end result is bad news for British democracy. Alex Stevenson reports

Jailed for being ‘annoying’: It could happen in Britain if ministers get their way

alt informationThe British government's plans to jail people the courts judge to be persistently 'annoying' has been defeated in the Lords - but remains a serious threat to freedom of speech in the UK, Alex Stevenson writes

Gagging bill latest: It’s a bleak midwinter for Britain’s democracy

Fears for NGOs and free speech as UK's Lobbying Transparency bill threatens to put kibosh on campaigning. Alex Stevenson reports

The “nasty little bill” that could kill the Big Society

'Chilling effect', 'seriously flawed', 'bureaucratic nightmare': Alex Stevenson looks behind the scenes of the UK's gagging bill