Press freedom

Press freedom

16 August 2011

Attacking press freedom in the name of privacy

Having made private conduct central to politics, it’s a bit rich for MPs now to slate the press for being obsessed with private peccadilloes.

19 July 2011

‘Of course I support a free press, but…’

All-party support for regulating the media threatens to reverse the historic gains of the struggle for press freedom.

19 July 2011

My PAIN at being hacked by the tabloids

A politician-cum-celeb says only a sharp-fanged regulator can stop the scuzzy press from invading voicemails.

12 July 2011

‘You cannot pluck the rose without the thorn’

The death of a free press, the hacking off of investigative journalism - the scandals nobody is talking about.

11 July 2011

‘We name and shame the evil tabloid hacks!’

The cultural elite’s crusade against News International is only a more erudite version of the News of the World’s war on perverts.

11 July 2011

Press culture is none of Cameron’s business

An American free-speech campaigner dissects the ‘delusional elitism’ of those wanting to muzzle the tabloids.

11 July 2011

The myth of the feral tabloid reader

Why the political class loves to peddle stories about the tabloids’ evil grip on the masses’ minds.

After the News of the World, who’s safe?

The unprecedented harrying to extinction of a tabloid newspaper is likely to have a chilling effect across the British media.

What’s really motoring this anti-Murdoch crusade?

What the News of the World is alleged to have done is terrible and indefensible. But the fury about it is being driven by something else.

29 June 2011

Free speech vs privacy? There’s only one winner

Recent coverage of celebrities’ sexual antics has been puerile, but it should not be judges who decide what we read.