Category : Press Regulation
John Mortimer: Return to Oz
In one of barrister Sir John Mortimer's last interviews before he died in January 2009, he talked to Index about the notorious Oz trial of 1971
What is Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013?
Section 40 does not protect “ordinary” individuals as its advocates claim. It protects the rich and powerful and is a gift to the corrupt and conniving to silence investigative journalists – particularly media outfits that don’t have very deep pockets.
Freedom of the press and a state regulator
This letter appeared in The Times on 16 December 2016 Sir, Index on Censorship has published stories by censored writers for more than four decades. Now we ourselves face the prospect of censorship via legal action in the UK. As it stands, legislation on the statute means that we — as an independent publisher that […]