Category Archives: Privacy

Cab travel: Privacy no longer an option

As the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking opened in London, Oxford city council was launching its own attack on individual privacy. The council has announced its plans to fit Oxford’s 662 taxis with microphones and CCTV cameras, as a condition of their licensing … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Be Digitised

There is no doubt that 2011 has been a momentous year. The previously unimaginable scale and force of the Arab Spring has ensured that this will be viewed as a year of revolution. This is what makes the publication of … Continue reading

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Graphic images and the duality of human interest

On my way to work this morning I chanced upon this intriguing piece about the ethics of using graphic images in news reporting. It is a response to Chris Elliott’s piece from yesterday’s Guardian, in which he considers part of … Continue reading

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Murdoch abandons BSkyB bid

The shock closure of the News of the World last week raised a number of pressing questions. One of these was: “What does this mean for the BSkyB bid?” Indeed, the first question asked on that night’s Question Time was whether this represented … Continue reading

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Injunctions are a necessary evil: Privacy, free speech and a feral press

Last night’s debate at the LSE was the perfect event to launch the latest issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, “Privacy is dead! Long live privacy.” Impeccably hosted by the magazine’s editor, Jo Glanville, the illustrious panel consisted of … Continue reading

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English PEN Free Speech Café 21.06.2011

Last night the Free Word Centre played host to English PEN’s inaugural Free Speech Café. The reception area was transformed into a vibrant social space, its round tables recalling the café culture of la belle époque. The panellists were elevated … Continue reading

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On the Media: Celebrities, Super Injunctions and Phone Hacking

‘On the Media’ was an apt title for Wednesday night’s debate at the Frontline Club. An impressive panel explored three key challenges facing the modern British press: privacy protection, super injunctions and phone hacking. Chaired by BBC Radio 4’s Clive Coleman, the … Continue reading

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