19 February 2016

The closure of the Independent mind

The death of print newspapers is bad news for our intellects.

Ukraine: Western double standards hit a new low

Media coverage of the Ukraine crisis isn’t journalism – it’s script-writing.

12 September 2013

From Huhne to Rudd, they’re all mad about Murdoch

Every loser wants to blame the Murdoch press for their failings.

15 July 2013

So what if the LRB publishes more men than women

It is patronising and tokenistic quota politics to insist that magazines should be written by 50% men and 50% women.

13 February 2013

The ‘test’ for press freedom should not be set by lords or victims

The idea that the Tories’ proposals for press regulation are ‘too soft’ turns truth on its head.

7 February 2013

An unfree press – by appointment to the Crown?

The Tories’ ‘alternative’ to statutory press regulation is to get the monarch and Privy Council policing freedom of expression once again.

13 December 2012

Ditch Leveson - let’s get back to first principles

Amid the elites’ detailed discussion of competing forms of regulation, there's a danger of losing sight of the far bigger issue of press freedom.

10 December 2012

Practical jokes do not cause death

The blame game around two radio DJs effectively accused of prompting a nurse’s death only compounds the tragedy.

3 December 2012

Leveson: a licence to police press freedom

The dangers inherent in Lord Justice Leveson’s report do not end with the controversy over statutory underpinning for a new press regulator.