Freedom of speech

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Oxbridge student groups to be exempt from free speech law
Labour MPs accuse government of ‘ridiculous’ double standards and warn of two-tier university system

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Sep, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Meet the brave, consensual mayor set to face down Hungary’s autocrat | Nick Cohen
The opposition parties are uniting behind an unlikely hero leading a broad popular front

Nick Cohen

18, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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EU commissioner calls for urgent action against Pegasus spyware
Didier Reynders condemns hacking of political opponents and journalists and says bloc closely watching Hungary investigation

Daniel Boffey in Strasbourg

15, Sep, 2021 @3:49 PM

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using abuse as ‘golden goose’
Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuse

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

09, Sep, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Death threats sent to participants of US conference on Hindu nationalism
Threats force several scholars to withdraw as ‘far-right fringe groups’ accuse event of being ‘anti-Hindu’

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

09, Sep, 2021 @1:47 PM

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‘I guess I’m having a go at killing it’: Salman Rushdie to bypass print and publish next book on Substack
The author on why he’s chosen to release his next book on the online platform – and why he hopes digital won’t see off the medium he loves most

Shelley Hepworth

01, Sep, 2021 @1:01 PM

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Only action against corruption can solve the world's biggest problems | Alexei Navalny
The west needs to take sanctions against oligarchs, says jailed Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny

19, Aug, 2021 @3:09 PM

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Hong Kong protest pair swept up in national security crackdown plead guilty
Andy Li and Chan Tsz-wah were accused of conspiring with media mogul Jimmy Lai to call for sanctions on China and Hong Kong

Helen Davidson in Taipei

19, Aug, 2021 @5:47 AM

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Hong Kong group behind major pro-democracy protests disbands amid police pressure
End of Civil Human Rights Front comes days after police suggested its past rallies may have violated national security law

Helen Davidson in Taipei

15, Aug, 2021 @6:01 AM

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US ‘deeply troubled’ by controversial Poland media bill
Antony Blinken says legislation ‘threatens media freedoms’, as ruling party’s long-term prospects take a hit

Jon Henley

12, Aug, 2021 @10:14 AM

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Polish government’s media bill is latest move to silence its critics
Analysis: legislation is likely to target US-owned broadcaster as press freedom continues to deteriorate

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

11, Aug, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Pegasus spyware is just the latest tool autocrats are using to stay in power | George Monbiot
From silencing opponents to spying on citizens, the world’s authoritarians are refining a strategy for perpetual rule, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

27, Jul, 2021 @4:22 PM

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