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In face of opposition from journalists, Queen approves new UK press regulation

Oct 31, 2013

In face of opposition from journalists, Queen approves new UK press regulation

Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday signed off on new press regulation rules developed in the wake of Britain's phone hacking scandal, after a court rejected last-ditch attempts by the country's publishers to block the measures. #Rupert Murdoch #NewsTracker #News of the World #Rebekah Brooks #phone hacking #NOTW #The Sun #Queen #Press Regulation #Andrew Coulson

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Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Nov 30, 2012

Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Almost all the bad practices put on display during the Leveson inquiry are already illegal. Regulating the press inherently means providing an additional deterrent to choice, and a prior restraint on publication. #social media #Twitter #ConnectTheDots #News of the World #Leveson Report #Press Freedom #Press Regulation

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Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Sep 22, 2014

Sri Lanka accused of trying to gag NGOs

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Activists in Sri Lanka have accused the government of trying to silence the voice of civil society groups by imposing what they call "illegitimate" new regulations. In July, officials wrote to non-governmental organisations (NGOs... #United Nations #Sri Lanka #Transparency International #Al Jazeera
Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Sep 21, 2014

Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide. Perry said Sunday "it's a curious thought" whether Rivers might be alive had th... #Texas #Rick Perry #Joan Rivers #U.S. Republican Party #Texas Tribune
Leveson report: Outdated, short-sighted, dangerous

Sep 21, 2014

The Guardian readers editor on press freedom in Sisis Egypt

In the Egyptian media I found an apparent lack of concern over the detention of political opponents and the jailing of journalists The first time I went to Cairo it was, by accident, within weeks of the fall of President Mubarak of Egypt. Tahrir Squa... #Cairo #Egypt #Tahrir Square #Muslim Brotherhood #Africa