A new law has the potential to pose a severe threat to the anonymity of people in the UK.
In considering whether to extradite Assange, the UK should also consider the detention conditions he could be subjected to in the US as a person charged with national security crimes.
The UK government has just released its proposal for tackling “online harms”, including how content on social media platforms should be monitored and regulated.
Fifteen protesters were convicted after they chained themselves around a plane at Stansted Airport in an effort to prevent the deportation of asylum seekers.
The disclosures about GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 come less than a fortnight after a major UK mass surveillance programme was ruled unlawful by the European Court of Human Rights.
According to the European Court of Human Rights, the UK’s mass interception programme “is incapable of keeping the ‘interference'” with fundamental rights to what is “necessary in a democratic society”.
Over 30 NGOs have asked Manchester’s mayor to support calls for the release of Ahmed Mansoor, by naming a local street after the jailed human rights defender.
Ros Atkins quietly started an initiative to change the gender balance of contributors on his television news programme – now, more than 80 programmes are taking part in the BBC’s 50:50 challenge.
The parliamentary committee considering the Data Protection Bill is urged to drop amendments that would force news publishers to sign up to a state-backed regulator or face potentially crippling costs.
“News is something which somebody wants suppressed: all the rest is advertising.” Variations on this quote, originally attributed to William Randolph Hearst, have echoed around newsrooms for decades, with advertising and editorial kept separate. Nowadays, though, the line is becoming more blurred for the UK’s regional media.
Index on Censorship rejects many of the suggestions made in a report into intimidation of UK public officials by a committee tasked with examining standards in public life.
The new UK laws would reportedly see anyone “repeatedly” viewing extremist content online jailed for up to 15 years.
A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX and 64 co-signatories at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.
No televised debates. Boycotting of media outlets. Journalists shut in a room and prohibited from covering campaign events. Is this the new face of British democracy?