Category : Louis Blom-Cooper

The power of print: a celebration of 250 issues of Index on Censorship magazine

“Censorship is as much with us as it ever was,” said author, lawyer and early Index supporter Louis Blom-Cooper, in a speech to mark the 250th issue of Index on Censorship magazine, during its launch at London’s magCulture on Tuesday 12 July. The event saw special performances by actor Simon Callow, who read Maya Angelou’s poem […]

Louis Blom-Cooper: Leveson Inquiry “a golden opportunity”

As British journalism faces the most significant media public inquiry in a generation, Julian Petley talks to former Press Council chief Louis Blom-Cooper

Birmingham six libel case settled

Barrister Louis Blom-Cooper has settled in a libel action brought against him by Birmingham six pair Hugh Callaghan and Gerry Hunter at the Dublin High Court. Hunter and Callaghan claimed that a 1997 pamphlet by Blom-Cooper, The Birmingham Six and Other Cases, had implied that they could be guilty of carryimg out the 1974 Birmingham […]