Category : United Kingdom

Freedom of expression and disabilities

Sara Yasin: Freedom of expression and disabilities

Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions

Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions

The beat goes on?

Daisy Williams:The beat goes on, but lest we forget the casualties of musical censorship

Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Padraig Reidy: Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Maria Miller Leveson threat raises fears of politicians interfering in press regulation

Worrying news from Buckingham Palace Road this morning: the Telegraph is reporting that Culture Secretary Maria Miller’s special adviser Joanna Hindley warned its reporters of Miller’s connection to the Leveson report before the newspaper published details of her expenses, notably that Miller’s parents lived in her taxpayer-funded second home. The paper took the rare step of […]

Standing up for arts education

Index has signed a petition opposing the British government’s move to replace GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate, excluding creative subjects from the core qualification at 16. Many leading figures in the arts have voiced their dismay at this short-sightedness, pointing out the successes of the arts in the UK in both social and economic terms.  We […]

Midnight police raid on disability campaigner over Facebook messages

Padraig Reidy: Police raid disability campaigners home over Facebook messages

Event Recap: Index debates the UK's "Snooper's Charter"

Marta Cooper: Debating whether we need a "snooper's charter" to safeguard our security

Saudis warn UK over human rights probe

Saudi Arabia has said  it is “insulted” by the announcement of a UK Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into the UK’s relationship with the Gulf states, in particular Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. In a veiled threat to key trade deals, the country warned that it may “re-evaluate their country’s historic relations” with the UK in response. The inquiry […]

Freedom of expression: Is Cameron getting it right?

Kirsty Hughes: Freedom of expression: Is Cameron getting it right?

Is the law on social media a bad joke? Index at the Crown Prosecution Service

Padraig Reidy: Is the law a bad joke? Index speaks to the Crown Prosecution Service

Man jailed for “despicable” comments about missing April Jones

A man who admitted to posting “despicable” comments about missing five-year-old April Jones on his Facebook page has been jailed for 12 weeks. Matthew Woods appeared at Chorley Magistrates’ Court today, where he pleaded guilty to “sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive” (section 127 […]