Category : Royal Charter

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 […]

Padraig Reidy: When truth is stranger than fiction

Three years ago this week, David Cameron announced that a public inquiry into phone hacking would be set up, under the guidance of Lord Justice Leveson. It may be difficult to imagine now, but this was generally seen as a positive step.

On Leveson, language and topsy-turviness

A response to the Media Standards Trust's Martin Moore

What does state press control look like?

In light of the UK's Royal Charter on newspaper regulation, we look at 10 countries where the government has a hand in controlling the press

1643: The last time the press was state regulated

The press was last state licensed in 1643. But what others laws affected British citizens at the time?

Index on Censorship calls for new transparent discussions on press regulation

In response to reports that the UK newspaper industry’s Royal Charter proposal will be rejected tomorrow,  Index on Censorship Chief Executive Kirsty Hughes said today: Unconfirmed reports that the Privy Council will reject the newspaper industry’s royal charter proposal should not mean that the political party proposal for a regulator will be waved through. A […]

Index responds to the Royal Charter

alt informationThe Royal Charter has raised grave concerns over damages and chilling effect on web users

Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions

The proposed powers of a new regulator seem unworkable, says Padraig Reidy

Index on Censorship responds to party leaders’ comments in debate on Royal Charter

Grave concerns over damages and chilling effect on web users

Index responds to Leveson Royal Charter

"Two-thirds block on any changes to the royal charter could be abused in the’s emerging consensus shows that the parties can come together in both houses to agree on press regulation."