Category : United Kingdom

Freedom of expression and disabilities

Sara Yasin: Freedom of expression and disabilities

The beat goes on?

Daisy Williams:The beat goes on, but lest we forget the casualties of musical censorship

Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Padraig Reidy: Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Standing up for arts education

Index has signed a petition opposing the British government’s move to replace GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate, excluding creative subjects from the core qualification at 16. Many leading figures in the arts have voiced their dismay at this short-sightedness, pointing out the successes of the arts in the UK in both social and economic terms.  We […]

Midnight police raid on disability campaigner over Facebook messages

Padraig Reidy: Police raid disability campaigners home over Facebook messages

Event Recap: Index debates the UK's "Snooper's Charter"

Marta Cooper: Debating whether we need a "snooper's charter" to safeguard our security

Freedom of expression: Is Cameron getting it right?

Kirsty Hughes: Freedom of expression: Is Cameron getting it right?

Is the law on social media a bad joke? Index at the Crown Prosecution Service

Padraig Reidy: Is the law a bad joke? Index speaks to the Crown Prosecution Service

Man jailed for “despicable” comments about missing April Jones

A man who admitted to posting “despicable” comments about missing five-year-old April Jones on his Facebook page has been jailed for 12 weeks. Matthew Woods appeared at Chorley Magistrates’ Court today, where he pleaded guilty to “sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive” (section 127 […]

The Communications Data Bill – what Index says

Padraig Reidy: The Communications Data Bill - what Index says

Why the porn trial verdict is no reason to celebrate

Jane Fae: Why the porn trial verdict is no reason to celebrate

UK: Teenager given harassment warning over tweets sent to Tom Daley

Dorset police announced yesterday that a 17-year-old who was arrested in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communication has been issued with a harassment warning in connection to tweets sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley. The teenager has been bailed to return to the police station at a later date while the force investigates other […]