Freedom of Press

World Press Freedom Day 2015: Is the World a Safer Place for Journalists?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Freedom of Press is considered an essential element of democracy by the European Parliament, which strongly supports it within the EU and beyond. Article 11 of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights clearly states that "freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected"...

Satire in 2015: Any Room for Outsiders?

Katy Gregory | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

Freedom of speech, that most elusive subject. Lately it has been a very contentious topic. The murders of Charlie Hebdo journalists, as well as other...

Leveson, Lies and the Twitter Liberation Front

Mark Borkowski | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK
Mark Borkowski

Whatever our grievances with the misconduct of a select few in the media, we should be far more wary of the power of the crowd. After all, wasn't it the public that gobbled up these gossip column inches in the first place? If people don't buy it, the press won't print it.

Tunisia: 'Free Until When'?

Lina Ben Mhenni | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK
Lina Ben Mhenni

In October 2011, Reporters Without Borders, long banned in Tunisia, opened their bureau in Tunis. They chose to simultaneously launch a national campaign on freedom of speech's role in building a democracy. As a slogan they chose: "Free Until When?"

Could the Closure of Wikileaks Spark a Revolution in Journalism?

Jess Suter | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Tech
Jess Suter

So could the closure of Wikileaks end up generating a new type of journalist? One that has the freedom to release the other half of the story, one that has the freedom to speak the whole truth and nothing but the truth? I certainly hope so, and believe that we are seeing it already.