Rights groups condemn lawsuits brought by ENRC against public watchdogs

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A general view of the 24-hour operations room at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Cheltenham, UK, 17 November 2015, Ben Birchall/AFP via Getty Images

ECtHR: UK’s historical mass interception program violates rights to privacy and free expression

Privacy International analyses the court’s judgement and takes a look at what comes next.

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson returns to Downing Street from a weekly cabinet meeting held at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), in London, England, 3 November 2020, David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The UK’s Academic Freedom Bill could threaten freedom of expression

The extent to which there is a growing trend of intolerance to speech at universities is unclear. On campuses, freedom of expression issues are best dealt with by existing legislation and by the universities and Student Unions themselves.

Media gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice where the High Court is located, London, United Kingdom, 2 November 2020, BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images

24 organisations express solidarity with Swedish media outlet “Realtid” ahead of first hearing in UK defamation case

“Realtid” is being sued by a Swedish businessman and his group of companies for eight articles they published in 2020. Organisations are concerned that this SLAPP appears to be an effort to discredit the journalists and force them to remove their investigative articles.