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Open justice must be digital too

Judith Townend: Open justice must be digital too

How the injunction became "super"

Privacy: How the injunction became "super"

A "good" bill but government is yet to tackle ISPs and corporations

Libel Reform: A "good" bill but government is yet to tackle ISPs and corporations

Speak no evil: the grip of religious extremism on Pakistan’s political culture

Pakistan's blasphemy law is a tool for persecution, says Kamila Shamsie, in the upcoming issue of Index on Censorship magazine

Royalty free Freedom of Information

The British Royal Family is now even more protected from the Freedom of Information Act since the removal of the public interest test. Judith Townend reports

Four year legal battle ends for Labour Home bloggers

A judge has refused libel litigant Johanna Kaschke leave to appeal, bringing to an end a long-running defamation row. Judith Townend reports

Ukrainian businessman's case against Ukrainian newspaper does not belong in UK court

Libel Reform:Ukrainian businessman's case against Ukrainian newspaper does not belong in UK court

Global media watches Libya despite access restrictions

Libya: All eyes on protests despite restricted media access

Togolese journalists protest against radio station closures

Togolese journalists are preparing to campaign against the closure of three radio stations, Providence, Métropolys and X-Solaire. Sit-ins outside government agencies and protest marches are planned. The private stations were closed by the Posts and Telecommunications Regulation Agency in November over an issue with their papers. Subsequent attempts to obtain the necessary documentation have been […]

Syrian blogger arrested

Blogger Ahmad Abu Khair was arrested on Sunday morning while driving from Banias to Damascus, it has been reported. Charges are unknown. The arrest came a few days after the Syrian blogger Tal al-Mallouhi was sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly passing information to the United States.

German journalists released in Iran

Marcus Hellwig and Jens Koch, the German journalists imprisoned in Tabriz have been released, after the government reduced their 20 month sentences for reporting on the case of a Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery in 2006. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has defended criticism of the foreign minister’s meeting with Iranian president, saying […]

Webmaster trial in Thailand: A case of ‘shooting the messenger’

The case of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the webmaster on trial in Bangkok, has far-reaching implications for freedom of speech - not just in Thailand, but in the wider region too, argues Gayathry Venkiteswaran