Category : London

6 May: Tehran Book Fair, Uncensored

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London day of action for Al Jazeera staff on trial in Egypt

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UK: Activists climb Bahrain Embassy to protest human rights violations and Grand Prix

Two activists climbed to the roof of the Bahrain embassy in London yesterday. Prominent opposition activist Ali Mushaima was joined by Moosa Abdali  to protest human rights violations in Bahrain, ahead of this weekend’s controversial Grand Prix. The pair scaled scaffolding on a neighbouring building in Belgrave Square. Mushaima claimed he was protesting in solidarity with two of the […]

Occupy evicted – free speech ends where the profit margin begins

Leah Borromeo: Occupy evcited - your free speech ends where the profit margin begins

UK: Police move in on Parliament Square protesters

Police began to clear tents from London’s Parliament Square yesterday, after a new bill allowing for their removal went into effect this year. Metropolitan Police arrived at the camp at around 7.30pm on 16 December, and began to move on those campaigning on issues such as the war in Afghanistan. The police reform and social responsibility […]

Olympic ideal puts money before democracy

Leah Borromeo says the 2012 games in London could damage free expression in the United Kingdom

BlackBerry Messenger and the law

Padraig Reidy: BlackBerry Messenger and the law

What caused the London riots?

Padraig Reidy: what caused the London riots?

How not to end a conversation

Nigel Warburton: How not to end a conversation

Google not liable for defamation

Google is not liable for defamatory comments that appear in news articles, blogs and forums displayed in its search results, a high court judge in London has concluded in a landmark ruling for UK defamation law. Mr Justice Eady ruled in a judgment in the high court that Google was a “facilitator” and not a […]

Israeli army singers caught in censorship row

A group of singers from the Israel Defence Forces has become embroiled in a censorship row after their performance in London was cancelled over fears the content was ‘political’. Read more here

Ian Tomlinson and policing protest

While Ian Tomlinson, who died of a heart attack last week during London’s G20 protests, was not actually involved in the protests, this video still raises questions about how the police handle demonstrations.