Category : press

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.

Look who is cooking the news… not women

Miren Gutierrez: Look who is cooking the news… not women

Why journalism and politics should remain independent

Leveson's "statutory underpinning" is no way to protect press freedom, says Kirsty Hughes

Index: Leveson goes too far

Kirsty Hughes outlines Index's issues with the press inquiry's recommendations Press release: Index on Censorship’s response to the Leveson report

Leveson inquiry: Politicians must give weight to free speech

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?

Global media community condemns response to killing of journalists

Index on Censorship joined more than 40 global media organisations signing a declaration to demand action from governments, the United Nations and industry to take action against violence towards journalists.

Hunt: News of the World closure forced me to re-evaluate BSkyB bid

Padraig Reidy: Hunt: News of the World closure forced me to reevaluate BSkyB bid

Jack Straw calls for privacy law

Marta Cooper: Jack Straw calls for privacy law

Free speech? Not when a newspaper sets a private eye on a journalist

Brian Cathcart: Free speech? Not when a newspaper sets a private eye on a journalist

Gayday Magazine: Tunisia’s first LGBT magazine

Living in a conservative society, where homosexuality is illegal, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Tunisia faces enormous pressures. Gays and Lesbians in Tunisia often keep quiet about their sexual orientations, and it is challenging for them to freely express themselves. The 2011 uprising has had little effect on the status of the […]

Fake Sheikh recalled to Leveson

Investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood was recalled to the Leveson Inquiry today and quizzed over the reasons for his 1989 departure from the Sunday Times. Mahmood, also known as the Fake Sheikh for the disguise he wears while investigating, told the Inquiry in December that he and then managing editor (news) Roy Greenslade had “had a […]