Tag Archive | "press freedom"

BBC clashes with Google over ‘right to be forgotten’ policy

The BBC is contesting the removal of 46 links to articles on its website from Google’s search engine after the web giant started implementing its controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ policy. Read the full story

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UK demoted in press freedom index

The UK has dropped three places in the press freedom index, to 33rd. Read the full story

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AP chief: US record for press freedom under threat

The president of Associated Press has said that the Obama administration has become a threat to America’s reputation as a “light of free press for the world”. Read the full story

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Fox reporter labelled ‘co-conspirator’ in spy case

Fox News has accused the Obama administration of attacking the freedom of the press after the broadcaster’s chief Washington correspondent was named as a probable “co-conspirator” in a criminal spying case. Read the full story

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Regulatory proposals will strangle the power of the press


A free press should be allowed to be free to do its job: to hold those in power up for public scrutiny. Read the full story

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Guardian editor asks government to give the press a chance

Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian, has called upon the government to give the press industry a year to prove itself and its own regulatory body. Read the full story

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Bloggers could face legal action thanks to Leveson

Press freedom campaigners from the Index on Censorship have warned that bloggers may be left open to libel cases under the new Leveson deal. Read the full story

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Hacked Off: Regulation proposals are ‘weak’

The Hacked Off campaign has told David Cameron his proposed press regulation plans are weaker than the current Press Complaints Commission. 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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