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A critical autumn for freedom of speech

After years of campaigning, we have the chance to pass defamation laws that are fit for the 21st century. We cannot miss this opportunity, says Jo Glanville

Soldiers in the fight for the open society need reinforcements

Academics worldwide face economic and political attacks that restrict their freedom to challenge convention, says Jo Glanville

MacShane calls for end to corporate libel bullying

Jo Glanville: MacShane calls for end to corporate libel bullying

Why should Amazon be our taste and decency police?

The online retailer has been criticised for profiting from ebooks featuring terror and violence. No one should tell us what to read, says Jo Glanville

Whether it’s porn or piracy, ISPs should not be forced to police the internet

Jo Glanville: Whether it's porn or piracy, ISPs should not be forced to police the internet

Václav Havel dies: How Samuel Beckett and Havel changed history

Václav Havel, dissident, playwright, first president of the Czech Republic, and author of Charter 77 died today. Samuel Beckett wrote a play for Václav Havel when he was in jail. On being freed, Havel returned the favour. Jo Glanville reflects on a great dramatic double-act Plus: Read Havel from Index on Censorship in 1979. "We became dissidents without actually knowing how" And: Goodbye Havel by Pavel Theiner

Maziar Bahari on Press TV Ofcom fine

Jo Glanville: Maziar Bahari on Press TV Ofcom fine

Child protection begins at home‎

Jo Glanville Child protection begins at home‎

Prague Bookfair and the politics of Saudi sponsorship

Jo Glanville: Prague Bookfair and the politics of Saudi sponsorship

Now you see it, now you don't

Jo Glanville: Now you see it, now you don't

US Wikileaks fishing expedition undermines Clinton's free web commitment

Jo Glanville: US Wikileaks fishing expedition undermines free web commitment

Phone hacking: Questions to answer

Today's revelations on the News of the World's phone hacking puts the police under the spotlight, says Brian Cathcart. The Met should be taken off the case and the investigation reopened