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CPS attempts to recognise jokes on social media

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published a 14-page guide which aims to prevent repeats of the so-called Twitter joke trial. Read the full story

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Journalists in jail at global high

The number of imprisoned journalists hit a record high of 232 worldwide this year, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read the full story

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In the tweet of the moment

What is the most shocking aspect of the story concerning the abuse of Tom Daley on Twitter? Read the full story

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South Africa to pass ‘secrecy bill’

Campaigners in South Africa are accusing the Government of trying to pass a “secrecy bill” which threatens to have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and investigative journalism throughout Africa. Read the full story

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BBC wins right to tell terror suspect’s story

The BBC has won the right to interview a terrorist suspect held for seven years without trial after a “ground-breaking” victory over the Government. Read the full story

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Met Police drop action against Guardian

Wos it Richard Littlejohn wot won it? Who knows, but the Metropolitan Police has halted its efforts to get the Guardian to reveal the confidential source that leaked information relating to the phone hacking scandal. Read the full story

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Privacy vs free speech: Cutting through the hogwash

The privacy row won’t go away until a plan is made to deal with Britain’s “feral press”, says the Economist. Read the full story

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US accused of invading Twitter privacy

The US government is being accused of seeking to win the right to order Twitter to hand over private account details, as the WikiLeaks row continues to escalate. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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