Freedom of speech

Come on Europe; support the freedom you claim to love

1 February 2011 14:54

The Middle East is being rocked to its authoritarian core, as pro-democracy protesters defy Hosni Mubarak’s regime for the eighth…

Free speech dies another death in Burma

23 January 2011 12:36

The joy of Aung San Suu Kyi being given Internet access for the first time on Friday has proved transient.…

A tale of ego and hypocrisy

6 January 2011 18:01

Sarah Ellison has profiled Julian Assange and his relationship with the Guardian for Vanity Fair. Read the whole piece for…

The chilling effect of the Phil Woolas case

17 November 2010 21:53

We Spectator bloggers are now living under a new regime. Rather than posting our blogs ourselves, we now have to…

Could Burma’s sham election bring real change?

9 November 2010 10:59

For the first time since 1990, Burma went to the polls. Though the final results have not been released, most…

The importance of teaching British values in schools

6 November 2010 11:56

One of the websites that the young Muslim woman, Roshonara Choudhry who stabbed Stephen Timms MP mentioned in her police…

The growing case for libel reform

4 November 2010 11:56

Policy Exchange’s work on Islamism has been some of the most important undertaken by a think-tank in recent years. It…

Nick Robinson earns his spurs

21 October 2010 14:32

Nick Robinson has won blogger of the year at Editorial Intelligence’s Comment Awards. However, he deserves an award for this…

Burning the Koran

8 September 2010 9:15

The US constitution cannot stop Pastor Terry Jones from burning 100 Korans to mark the 9th anniversary of 11 September, and…

From the archives: The Chatterley trial

27 August 2010 12:30

It’s 50 years since the case of Lady Chatterley’s Lover was declared sub judice, so commenting on the trial amounted…

Obama defeats our shameful libel laws

11 August 2010 16:17

Here’s one divergence between the US and the UK where we can all get behind our American brethren. Yesterday, Barack…

Worrying developments

17 June 2010 17:30

Paul Waugh has news that the Treasury asked a broadcaster to sign a written legal agreement that they would not…

Could Iceland really become an "Information Haven"?

15 February 2010 9:45

The most exciting news of recent weeks (slightly underplayed by the Guardian which had the scoop) is the news that…

Gita Sahgal: A Statement

7 February 2010 23:29

Gita Sahgal has now published a statement following her suspension from Amnesty International. I have seen it at Stroppyblog, but…

Save Wikileaks

29 January 2010 8:07

It’s possibly the most important whistleblowing site in the world, but Wikileaks has suspended activity due to lack of funds. Azeem…

Wodehouse on Islam4UK

12 January 2010 15:00

Not the Black Shorts but Anjem Choudary and the Black Tunics. As always, Wodehouse is our trusty guide: The trouble…

The public’s right to know

9 December 2009 17:24

The Treasury have just banned transcripts of the all-important briefing they give to journalists after the budget. Coffee House broke…

Progress On Our Pernicious Libel Laws

3 December 2009 17:31

It was great to see the cover story in Progress about this country’s pernicious libel laws. The magazine did well…

Freedom of expression is Rose’s war

1 November 2009 15:29

Last week, Denmark discovered that two US-based men were plotting a terrorist attack against Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that outraged…

What Should We Do About Carter-Ruck?

13 October 2009 22:32

I am delighted to add my voice to those congratulating The Guardian’s David Leigh and parliament’s Paul Farrelly MP for…