Tag Archives: defamation

Index Index – International free speech roundup 16/01/13

A Bangladeshi blogger is in critical condition after being stabbed by three unknown attackers on 14 January in Dhaka, the country’s capital. Asif Mohiuddin, 29, is the author of a blog about atheism widely read in Bangladesh. His posts often satirise religion, with one post referring to god as ”almighty only in name but impotent in reality.” [...]

Trolls and libel reform

Padraig Reidy: Trolls and libel reform

Index launches Alternative Libel Project

Marta Cooper: Index launches Alternative Libel Project

Leveson must not delay reform of our dreadful libel laws

This article was originally published in The Times Sometimes the most reasonable-looking laws can cause the most damage. Let’s hope members of the Leveson inquiry into media ethics are familiar with this awkward fact. In France, stringent privacy laws have prevented investigation into the dodgy financial dealings of leading public figures. In Hungary, a media law [...]

McCann coverage an “obsession” for Express editor, Inquiry told

Marta Cooper: McCann coverage an “obsession” for Express editor, Inquiry told

Canada: All’s fair in blogs on war

Catherine Tsalikis: All’s fair in blogs on war

Snyder drops defamation suit against Washington City Paper

Emily Badger: Snyder drops defamation suit against Washington City Paper

Blogger’s conviction marks new low for Peru’s online freedom

Angel Garcia Catala: Blogger’s conviction marks new low for Peru’s online freedom

Forget Mandy’s book, the biggest scandal this week is the arrest of Alan Shadrake

Natalie Haynes: Forget Mandy’s book, the biggest scandal this week is the arrest of Alan Shadrake

Beating censorship with the ‘Way of the Blogs’

As part of the Libel Bind series, a collaboration between Index on Censorship, English PEN and the Guardian‘s Liberty Central, Robert Sharp of English PEN is wondering what the alternative to laws on religious defamation might be. He suggests bloggers might have the answer. ‘Despite the robust nature of much of the debate online, I [...]