Freedom of speech

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How long will Twitter stand by as ‘online violence’ curtails our right to know? | Julie Posetti and Kalina Bontcheva
The plight of journalists like Rana Ayyub exposes the failure of big tech to tackle threats and harassment, especially against women, say Julie Posetti of the ICFJ and Kalina Bontcheva of the University of Sheffield

Julie Posetti and Kalina Bontcheva

01, Jul, 2022 @2:22 PM

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Xi Jinping hails China’s rule over Hong Kong on 25th anniversary of handover
Chinese president says ‘one country, two systems’ will endure and democracy flourishes after unprecedented unpicking of freedoms

Sum Lok-kei and agencies

01, Jul, 2022 @8:28 AM

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We were too lenient on pro-democracy politicians, says senior Hong Kong legislator Regina Ip
A senior figure in John Lee’s incoming administration says opposition politicians ‘only have themselves to blame’ for being arrested

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Jun, 2022 @11:52 PM

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Universities to defy government pressure to ditch race equality group
‘Line has been crossed’ say English universities, after request to drop scheme identifying barriers to ethnic minority students

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jun, 2022 @8:09 PM

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‘There were plans to poison Julian’: Ithaka, the film charting Assange’s fight for freedom
From his Belmarsh wedding to his skateboarding round Ecuador’s embassy, Ithaka tells the story of the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition battle, through the eyes of his hard-campaigning father

Duncan Campbell

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Does Justice Clarence Thomas want to overturn a landmark freedom of the press ruling? | Larry Tribe and Dennis Aftergut
On Monday, the supreme court justice issued a worrying signal about his commitment to maintaining press freedoms

Laurence H Tribe and Dennis Aftergut

29, Jun, 2022 @10:12 AM

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Students show ‘shocking growth in support for censorship’, ministers warn
Survey reveals many students value safety, compassion and avoidance of discrimination above free speech

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘False narrative’: campaigners say British bill of rights could undermine free speech
Organisations including Index on Censorship condemn government’s claim a bill would boost freedom of expression

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @6:23 PM

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Russian editor auctions Nobel medal to raise money for Ukraine refugees
Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov will sell 23-carat gold medal in US on Monday, donating proceeds to charity

Léonie Chao-Fong

20, Jun, 2022 @12:57 PM

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The Guardian view on Carole Cadwalladr’s libel case: a victory for journalism
The failure of Arron Banks’s case against her is a vindication of the reporter’s work


13, Jun, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Libel loss for Arron Banks gives welcome fillip to journalists
Analysis: Win for multimillionaire would have been another blow to news organisations concerned by curbs on reporting

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

13, Jun, 2022 @4:13 PM

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Carole Cadwalladr’s victory over Arron Banks is great news, but our libel laws need reform | Duncan Campbell
There must be more protection for people who keep us informed, says former Guardian crime correspondent Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell

13, Jun, 2022 @4:02 PM

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