In 1977, the Russian dissident Alexander Ginzburg — whose detention and sentencing almost a decade earlier helped to spur the creation of Index on Censorship — was again arrested by the Soviet authorities.
Degree leader Matt Grimes asks why censorship issues have arisen at UK universities — the very places that should be open to competing ideas and consistency.
The desire to believe in the purity of a text leads to dangerous places, writes Padraig Reidy
The success of China’s censorship of microblogging sites could become a model for other nations, says Padraig Reidy
25 January is once again a celebration of authoritarianism, says Tom Rollins
Orwell was less than impressed with inaccurate use of English. Padraig Reidy feels the same
The petition against Maajid Nawaz is deeply offensive, says Padraig Reidy
It’s important to look ugly arguments in the eye, says Padraig Reidy
Human Right’s lawyer, Keir Starmer, who has just completed a five year stint as Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service, has been active in drawing up guidelines for sensitive areas of criminal law. Julia Farrington writes
A response to the Media Standards Trust’s Martin Moore