October 2002

Mick Hume Wednesday 2 October 2002 comments

Criminalising seduction?

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 2 October 2002 comments

Test of authority

A-levels scandal: how the UK government is losing it.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 2 October 2002 comments

Anti-war - but what for?

London's big demo against invading Iraq let Blair off lightly.

Paul Carr Wednesday 2 October 2002 comments

Think of the censors

How a website satirising anti-paedophile crusades was taken down - because the UK police feared it could be interpreted as inciting violence.

Neil Davenport Friday 4 October 2002 comments

Underground ‘fat cats’?

The problem with London's Tube strikes is not that the drivers are paid too much.

Ray Crowley Friday 4 October 2002 comments

Currying distaste

I could have lived quite happily having completely forgotten John Major and Edwina Currie.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 4 October 2002 comments

Offside, 4 October

Wembley whingers? Send them all to Birmingham.

Daniel Ben-Ami Friday 4 October 2002 comments

The coffee con

Will fair trade in coffee change the world? Dream on.

Dolan Cummings Friday 4 October 2002 comments

TV UK, 4 October

Tipping the Velvet is about a young Victorian woman's struggle for freedom - and not just from her corset.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 8 October 2002 comments

Privacy: open up the debate

Critics of state snooping should stop appealing to human rights law

Thomas Deichmann Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

The Schmeiser story

How a Canadian farmer lost his battle with Monsanto - but achieved star status among European environmentalists.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

What’s so bad about nasty parties

New Labour started the attack on 'yah boo' politics - now the Tories are playing catch-up.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

The edge of the abyss…again

Northern Ireland's peace process will survive, because nobody has anywhere else to go.

Thomas Deichmann Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

The Schmeiser story

How a Canadian farmer lost his battle with Monsanto - but achieved star status among European environmentalists.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

TV UK, 10 October

The Shield's cops don't let the law get in their way.

Patrick West Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

Bad habits

Consumers, compensation and Big Tobacco.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

Offside, 10 October

Cantona's kung-fu victim, seven years on.

Victor Smart Thursday 10 October 2002 comments

Saving up trouble

The UK public might be told that it's good to save - but the state of the savings market is enough to put anybody off.

Frank Furedi Friday 11 October 2002 comments

Singleton Society

As the number of single-person households is predicted to soar, sociologist Frank Furedi explains why so many men and women are opting to live alone.

Dr Michael FItzpatrick Friday 11 October 2002 comments

A Poxy Panic

Why is the UK stockpiling vaccines against the non-existent threat of a mass smallpox attack?

Jennie Bristow Monday 14 October 2002 comments

Australia’s 10/12

The Bali bomb was horrific. But comparisons with 11 September are wrong.

Jennie Bristow Monday 14 October 2002 comments

Australia’s 10/12

The Bali bomb was horrific. But comparisons with 11 September are wrong.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 14 October 2002 comments

Was bin Laden behind Bali

The response to the bombings revealed al-Qaeda's hold on the Western imagination.

Mick Hume Monday 14 October 2002 comments

Who cares if Sven plays the field?

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Helen Searls Tuesday 15 October 2002 comments

Washington roulette

An Englishwoman reports from the city paralysed by a sniper.

Dolan Cummings Tuesday 15 October 2002 comments

One Scotland, many racists?

The Scottish Executive sees racism everywhere. A Glaswegian wonders why.

Mark Adnum Tuesday 15 October 2002 comments

The terror experience

A Sydney writer finds that the Bali bomb has caused a perverse patriotic excitement.

Mick Hume Tuesday 15 October 2002 comments

One war that Bush has already lost

The campaign against Iraq is dogged by the American establishment's defeat in the Culture Wars at home.

Ciaran Guilfoyle Thursday 17 October 2002 comments

Dramatising death

Why is every accident and disaster now seen as a 'tragedy'?

Tessa Mayes Friday 18 October 2002 comments

'Stalked' by the news

From supermodels to union leaders, crying ‘harassment’ has become a way of censoring the press.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Contents and acknowledgements

Part Ten of the spiked-report 'Restraint or revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interviews

Interviews for the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Clive Jones

Clive Jones, chief executive of Carlton Channels, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Bob Satchwell

Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Robert Pinker

Professor Robert Pinker, acting chairman at the Press Complaints Commission, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Jane Kerr

Jane Kerr, Daily Mirror royal reporter, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Karen O'Connor

Karen O'Connor, BBC editor and correspondent, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Mike Jempson

Mike Jempson, director of the PressWise Trust, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Toby Young

Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Clive Soley and Anna McKane

Clive Soley and Anna McKane on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Phil Craig

Phil Craig, freelance TV producer and co-author of Diana: Story of a Princess, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Neil Wallis

Neil Wallis, editor, The People newspaper, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Michael Tugendhat

Michael Tugendhat, QC, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Lauren Booth

Lauren Booth, columnist, New Statesman, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Julian Petley

Julian Petley, lecturer in media and communications at Brunel University, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Dorothy Byrne

Dorothy Byrne, commissioning editor, Channel 4, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Ray Bellisario and David Northmore

Photojournalist Ray Bellisario and investigative journalist David Northmore on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Andrew Billen

Andrew Billen, staff writer, The Times (London) on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Interview: Alex Renton

Alex Renton, former chief feature writer and foreign reporter, London Evening Standard, on free speech and privacy.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Privacy, free speech and the media: some conclusions

Part Nine of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Privacy loses its meaning

Part Eight of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

The confusion over privacy

Part Seven of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Free speech and the public interest

Part Six of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Free speech and the 'right to know'

Part Five of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Free speech and trivia

Part Four of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

A qualified right to free speech

Part Three of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Tessa Mayes Tuesday 22 October 2002 comments

Privacy vs free speech: two competing rights?

Part Two of the spiked-report 'Restraint or Revelation? Free speech and privacy in a confessional age'.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 24 October 2002 comments

Damp Squib

The UK firefighters' pay dispute has become a circular argument about health and safety, which nobody can hope to win.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 24 October 2002 comments

TV UK, 24 October

The Sheffield International Documentary Festival: Brits on Japan and the end of the voiceover.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 28 October 2002 comments

Russian to conclusions

The international response to the Moscow siege captures the confusion of the war on terror.

Peter Smith Tuesday 29 October 2002 comments

Backpacking after Bali

The worst response to the bombings would be to tell young people to stay at home.

Timandra Harkness Tuesday 29 October 2002 comments

Stargazing

A Royal Society discussion showed that there is a still a will to reach Mars - so what's stopping us?

Tessa Mayes Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

Ulrikitis

The Ulrika Jonsson story represents a new low in confessional journalism.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

Politics - just a dayjob?

New Labour's proposals to modernise parliament treat the House of Commons like The Office.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

TV UK, 31 October

The Sheffield International Documentary Festival broadened TV's horizons.

Phil Mullan Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

Propping up the private

Far from championing the free market, the UK government's Private Finance Initiative highlights the state’s increasing economic intervention.

Patrick West Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

Lapel Louts

The poppies get bigger and earlier every year.

Josie Appleton Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

War Over Words

Bush's rhetoric in the 'war on terror' is being deconstructed in the classrooms and lecture halls of America.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

Offside, 31 October

The joy of naked animosity.

Tessa Mayes Thursday 31 October 2002 comments

Ulrikitis

The Ulrika Jonsson story represents a new low in confessional journalism.