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Tighter privacy laws would only serve the rich and powerful

The report by MPs on privacy talks of the importance of free expression, but the measures it proposes fly in the face of that aim, says Index's John Kampfner

Leveson must not delay reform of our dreadful libel laws

This article was originally published in The Times Sometimes the most reasonable-looking laws can cause the most damage. Let’s hope members of the Leveson inquiry into media ethics are familiar with this awkward fact. In France, stringent privacy laws have prevented investigation into the dodgy financial dealings of leading public figures. In Hungary, a media law […]

Abbott's law – you must not overreact to Twitter

John Kampfner: Abbott's law - you must not overreact to Twitter

Index welcomes the Journalism Foundation

John Kampfner: Index welcomes the Journalism Foundation

Leveson inquiry: the tabloids don't get it

John Kampfner: Leveson inquiry: the tabloids don't get it

Leveson inquiry: the tabloids don't get it

John Kampfner: Leveson inquiry: the tabloids don't get it

The phone hacking inquiry must shackle corporate power, not journalists

John Kampfner: The phone hacking inquiry must shackle corporate power, not journalists

Libel reform: a final push

As Parliament takes a significant step in its slow removal of the UK's pariah status on defamation, John Kampfner describes the progress on libel reform Libel reform campaign responds to parliamentary committee findings

Leveson Inquiry throws media's future in the air – but where will it land?

John Kampfner: Leveson Inquiry throws media's future in the air – but where will it land?

Press regulation: Be careful what you wish for

As media standards and sanction are discussed at the Liberal Democrat party conference, John Kampfner warns that distaste at "hackgate" should not be used as an excuse to tame the feral beasts of the free press

Leveson's line on the good, the bad and the ugly

John Kampfner: Leveson's line on the good, the bad and the ugly

Discussing the web and democracy at the European Forum

John Kampfner: Discussing the web and democracy at the European Forum