freedom of speech

Free speech or safe space: which should universities protect?

Talking Point
Tue 3 Mar, AT 15:21

Critics argue that safe space policies at British universities have become a direct threat to freedom of speech

Tim Berners-Lee calls for online Magna Carta as web turns 25

One-Minute Read
Wed 12 Mar, AT 10:24

Inventor of the World Wide Web says it's time to create an online bill of rights to defend freedom and privacy

Free to call a police horse gay: Section 5 reformed at last

First Reaction
Tue 15 Jan, AT 12:42

Removal of controversial 'insult' clause from Public Order Act is a victory for campaigners

Michael Gove mocks Leveson as Boris condemns regulation

One-Minute Read
Thu 22 Nov, AT 08:50

Former journalists openly attack Lord Justice Leveson amid Tory concerns over press regulation

Anger as police arrest man over burning poppy on Facebook

First Reaction
Mon 12 Nov, AT 15:33

Picture of burning poppy sparks outrage, but so does over-the-top police reaction

Rowan Atkinson and Fry back campaign to make insults legal

Talking Point
Thu 18 Oct, AT 10:36

Is there anybody who doesn't support campaign to drop Section 5, which makes it an offence to insult somebody?


Twitter trolls: CPS to rethink rules on social media abuse

First Post
Thu 20 Sep, AT 15:27

No charges over homophobic Tom Daley tweet, as Keir Starmer raises bar for criminal prosecution

journalists Israel

Ivan Lewis should be careful what he wishes for

Tue 27 Sep, AT 17:14

If Labour wants to muzzle British journalists, it might consider the regulations imposed by beacons of freedom such as Syria and Israel

Twitter, justice, High Court

Injunctions break every rule of good law-making

Wed 25 May, AT 10:11
Richard Ehrman

Judges have created unworkable privacy law - Cameron has reason to be cross


Can Twitter users breaking injunctions be prosecuted?

Tue 10 May, AT 13:20

Lawyers suggest the average Twitter user is safe from legal action after the apparent breach of celebrity gagging orders