Category : Leveson Inquiry

Free speech is for everyone — even if we don’t like it (The Times)

alt information“The assertion that ‘I believe in free speech, but . . .’ has become depressingly familiar,” said Index on Censorship chief executive Jodie Ginsberg in the Thunderer column in The Times today. Read the full article

What is Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013?

alt informationSection 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.

Index on Censorship response to the IMPRESS consultation

November 2014 (PDF) As a UK-based organisation dedicated to the promotion of free speech and elimination of censorship worldwide, Index on Censorship is pleased to have the opportunity to provide feedback on the documents that proposed press regulator IMPRESS has drawn up ahead of its formal launch. Index also made written and oral representations to […]

Ipso’s flaws should not be an excuse for state media regulation

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) does not yet meet all the requirements for an effective, voluntary self-regulator. But we should not let flaws in its current design be used as an excuse to turn to state regulation of the press – or to introduce a system that effectively makes press regulation compulsory, and which […]

Lord Lester slams Leveson royal charter

Leading human rights lawyer Anthony Lester has said proposed press regulation agreed by politicians and Hacked Off campaigners is "unprecedented in the free world". Padraig Reidy reports

Police apologise for withholding name of charged officer

alt informationSecrecy of Warwickshire police "against open justice" says Index on Censorship chief

Hyperlocals and the question of accesss

Padraig Reidy: Hyperlocals and the question of accesss

Blog regulation: not waving, but drowning

Padraig Reidy: Blog regulation - not waving, but drowning

Index on Censorship: Leveson, the Royal Charter and press regulation

alt informationIndex on Censorship views press freedom as one core part of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. Read Index's position on the Royal Charter for press regulation

Global view

alt informationIndex CEO Kirsty Hughes looks at the current climate for free speech around the world, from press regulation in the UK to ongoing challenges to digital freedom

Leveson debate must be brought back from brink

Basic principles are at stake as confusion reigns ahead of Monday's vote, says Index chief executive Kirsty Hughes

Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

alt informationThe 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.