Category : Press Regulation

The best job in the world: Gabriel García Márquez on journalism

Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, who died on 17 April, wrote this piece on the evolution of journalism for Index on Censorship magazine in 1997.

Lindsey Hilsum: The danger of reporting behind the lines

In the summer 2016 issue of Index on Censorship magazine award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum asks if reporters should still be heading to warzones.

Inside Syria’s war: The extreme dangers faced by local reporters

A Syrian citizen journalist on the realities of reporting in a country where a pseudonym and bulletproof vest offer little protection from constant danger

UK proposals to update spy laws a threat to journalism

Proposed legislation that could see journalists and whistleblowers sentenced up to 14 years for leaking official documents has no place in a democracy.

Dunja Mijatović: Resisting the urge to over regulate the media

The trend towards ramping up the regulation of the media has worrying implications.

Section 40: Local newspapers respond to “dangerous lunacy”

Local newspapers have an extremely important role in shining a light on corruption, danger and crime in their communities.

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.

If another country had a press law like Section 40, Britain would condemn it for persecuting journalists

For years Index of Censorship has monitored state interference in news reporting, from the authoritarian Chile in 1970s to North Korea today.

Section 40 jeopardises press freedom

Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 is a danger to a free press. We urge you to take action.

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 […]

Section 40 of Crime and Courts Act 2013 poses threat to press freedom

Impress has been recognised as an approved regulator by the Press Regulation Panel under the Royal Charter.

Letter: Crime and Courts Act 2013 danger to free press

The Crime and Courts Act 2013, as it stands, is a danger to a free press. Under the act, a publisher can be ordered to pay both sides' costs in a dispute if the publisher is not a member of an approved regulator.