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The Leveson Report will become a benchmark for press regulation in modern democracies. Index has urged a serious, considered debate about Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations rather than their full adoption. The free speech organisation opposes the statutory underpinning of press regulation as proposed by Lord Justice Leveson.
The most senior prosecutor in England has issued guidelines on when criminal charges should be brought against people posting offensive or abusive comments on social media networks
As online freedom comes under attack from big business and governments alike, Jennifer Granick assesses the legal landscape
The judge's part is done, now its up to the press and parliament. Can the press convince politicians they are capable of reform? Or will the government decide it needs powers to control the press?
A man who shouted “no ifs, not buts, no public sector cuts” at Prime Minister David Cameron during a speech in Glasgow in July has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service, it was reported today. Activist Stuart Rodger, 23, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by violating a security cordon;
Defamation laws allowed doping to thrive in the Tour de France, says Padraig Reidy, and the people who run the sport are STILL using the courts to silence critics Plus: Last chance to demand Libel Reform. Join 60,000 others calling for change. Sign here
Index has today called for the British government to deliver on its promise of real libel reform. Daisy Williams lists five cases that demonstrate how libel law can stifle debate, curtail critcism and even endanger lives