The Counter-Leveson Inquiry

4 September 2014

It’s official: phone-hacking is not a crime or a scandal

When it’s Britain’s secret police hacking the tabloid Sun, that is.

7 August 2014

The fight for press freedom – still a war without end

Now we know: anti-hacking hysteria was just a flag of convenience.

3 July 2014

In defence of hacks who break the law

The phone-hacking scandal is being used to criminalise investigative journalism.

25 June 2014

A battle for the soul of UK journalism

The bigger issue behind the phone-hacking trials is the future of a free press.

17 June 2014

Freedom of the press is never ‘case by case’

If the US is to remain committed to press freedom, ‘reporter's privilege’ must be extended to all.

26 February 2014

The Snowden Files: a case study in hypocrisy

Luke Harding's book reads like an unwitting parody of Guardianista narcissism.

23 December 2013

Free speech: a year of living undangerously

In 2013, freedom has too often been given up without a fight.

11 December 2013

A new free-speech outfit – for less press freedom?

Even World Press Freedom Hero Sir Harold Evans backs a tough new regulator.

5 December 2013

Who wants to be an ‘ethical journalist’?

Role models vs rogues: journalism’s phony divide.