Freedom of speech

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With $1.6bn at stake, Fox News is suddenly interested in freedom of the press | Margaret Sullivan
Fox pundits called mainstream journalists ‘leftwing media hacks’ and ‘cringing animals’. Now they’re eager for solidarity

Margaret Sullivan

18, Mar, 2023 @10:20 AM

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So Lineker is back. The mutiny is over. But the BBC can’t risk this humiliation again | Jane Martinson
The standoff occurred because the rules are not clear and the BBC management is dysfunctional. Both must be addressed now, says Guardian columnist Jane Martinson

Jane Martinson

13, Mar, 2023 @11:03 AM

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Ron DeSantis has his next target in his sights: freedom of the press | Trevor Timm
Florida’s rightwing governor and legislature want to gut one of the United States’ most important first amendment rulings

Trevor Timm

07, Mar, 2023 @11:16 AM

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The Guardian view on Tunisia’s one-man show: bad for the country and its people | Editorial
Editorial: A democracy would get the bailout the country needs. A dictatorship will find getting the money much harder


06, Mar, 2023 @6:50 PM

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Was Isabel Oakeshott wrong to leak Matt Hancock’s WhatsApps? Time will tell | David Banks
Can you ever trust a journalist? The question is whether the material justified the leak, says the media consultant David Banks

David Banks

02, Mar, 2023 @4:08 PM

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‘The internet’s sewer’: why Turkey blocked its most popular social site
Chaotic free speech on Ekşi Sözlük finally proved too much after devastating earthquakes hit country

Ruth Michaelson in Adana, Turkey

01, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Arron Banks loses two of three challenges to failed libel action against Carole Cadwalladr
Court of appeal upholds one claim Brexit backer suffered serious harm by continuing publication of inaccurate Ted Talk criticisms

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

28, Feb, 2023 @7:04 PM

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China should scrap ‘picking quarrels’ crime, says leading lawyer
Suggestion to abolish catch-all offence will be among thousands considered at Chinese Communist party summit

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, Feb, 2023 @10:20 AM

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The Guardian view on human rights in Russia: back the resistance | Editorial
Editorial: Vladimir Putin is suffocating dissent, but a brave minority keep the flame of truth alive, and they need western support


22, Feb, 2023 @7:23 PM

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What happens if teens get their news from TikTok? | Letter
Letter: Algorithm-based sources lead to more polarised and conflicting views in society, as people are exposed to a less diverse diet of current affairs, writes Ollie Davies

22, Feb, 2023 @6:07 PM

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UK-based Iranian TV channel moves to US after threats from Tehran
Iran International ‘reluctantly’ shuts London studios due to rising safety concerns for its journalists

Geneva Abdul

18, Feb, 2023 @1:06 PM

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Nicaragua: Ortega crackdown deepens as 94 opponents stripped of citizenship
Some of country’s most celebrated writers and journalists targeted as critics condemn ‘totalitarian drift’ under 77-year-old president

Tom Phillips, Latin America correspondent

16, Feb, 2023 @2:29 PM

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