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Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Ben Affleck IS Batman. David Cameron IS injured. AND a fan of shooting. AND on holiday. Yes, it's all been happening this week... unless you're Da...

Independent Reviewer To Examine Police Anti-Terror Powers Over David Miranda Detention

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Following the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow on Sunday, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation has announced he will examine the us...

First They Came for the Whistleblowers, Then They Came for Journalists

Justin Schlosberg | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Justin Schlosberg

One thing has been made abundantly clear by events over the last week: the real threat to press freedom in Britain stems not from any statutory regulation of the press - against which editors have waged a sustained and indignant campaign over the last year. It stems rather from the application and abuse of existing legislation and norms.

The Only Thing the Residents of Balcombe Hate More Than Fracking Is Anti-Fracking Demonstrators

Matthew Phillips | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I agree emphatically with the cause of the protesters. Really I do! I simply question their methods and, 'frackly', I can't imagine anything worse than super-gluing myself to a fence. If fracking does indeed become a permanent feature of UK energy policy and production, it is likely to bore thousands of large holes into our 'green and pleasant land'.

Theresa May Police 'Right' To Detain David Miranda Under Anti-Terror Laws

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Politics

Theresa May has defended the use of anti-terror laws to detain the partner of the Guardian journalist behind a series of stories exposing the activiti...

Nick Clegg Sanctioned Mission To Destroy Guardian Data

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has confirmed reports that top civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood was sent to warn The Guardian to destroy classified data it had received fr...

Guardian Edward Snowden Stories 'Helped Terrorists', Says Sir Malcolm Rifkind

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics

The Guardian played into the hands of terrorists by publishing stories based on information obtained by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, former foreig...

Rule Britannia: Land of Cowards, Bullies and Lackeys

Matt Carr | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

The temporary detention and interrogation of Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda at Heathrow is a pathetic, stupid and vindictive act on so many levels.

Jessica Elgot

'They Looked At Me Like I Was The Worst Person In The World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Four Lions star Adeel Akhtar has told how the detention of a Guardian journalist's partner for nine hours in the UK airport brought back disturbing me...

'You've Had Your Fun, Now We Want The Stuff Back'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Intelligence officials reportedly smashed hard drives in the basement of the Guardian headquarters, threatening the paper with legal action over the E...

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

Scores Of Police Probed Over Sex Allegations

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Police forces are investigating at least 169 of their own officers and support staff for alleged predatory sexual behaviour, according to reports. ...

High Streets: Are We In or Out?

simon baldwin | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
simon baldwin

The Guardian's 'SocialEnterprise' has just published a piece quoting Dragon, Theo Paphitis, saying that the future of our High Streets is in the hands of young entrepreneurs.

Guardian Investigation Into Egypt Republican Guard Massacre: A Model For Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age

Daniel Rolle | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Daniel Rolle

While the battle over the future of Egypt wages on the streets and in embassy briefing rooms across Cairo, another no less important one is taking place across global newsrooms.

Why Is the Media So Silent About the Content of Edward Snowden's NSA Leaks?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

Why are the British press largely keeping Snowden's leaks at arm's length? It's impossible to give a comprehensive answer to this question, but here are a few suggestions.

The Left Start to Take Ukip Seriously - Is That Why They Are Attacked?

Janice Atkinson | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

The Left are finally taking Ukip seriously because we are taking their votes. We have seen a recent spate of bad news stories directed at Ukip. Ukip's founder, Alan Sked is setting up and alternative 'left wing Ukip' and Miliband advisor, Stewart Wood, let slip that Labour will probably sign up to a referendum before the next election.

Edward Snowden 'Hiding In Guardian Coffee Shop'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Comedy

The secret location of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been disclosed as The Guardian's new coffee shop, #GuardianCoffee, in Shoreditch, London. ...

Not keeping Quiet

Lisa Clarke | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

No More Page 3 has never asked for parliamentary time or legislation, it does not affiliate itself to a particular party, it enjoys the support to those with the common sense and insight to realise the time has come for change.

Why Do the Media Act as a Mouthpiece for Vested Interests?

Dr James Hannam | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

From the reporting, you might have thought this was just a group of public-spirited barristers taking a break from their highly paid jobs to protect the justice system. Maybe they were. But I can't help noticing that legal aid pays the fees of lawyers. Thus, any cuts to the budget come directly from their capacious wallets.

Top 10 Whistleblowers Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden, a former technical worker at the CIA who sensationally revealed himself as the whistleblower behind leaks that uncovered secret US gov...

What's On The Menu At #guardiancoffee?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Comedy

The Guardian has opened a coffee shop in Shoreditch - no, really: And we've been lucky enough to get our hands on the menu: (Menu obtain...

The Masculinity Debate Is Not One-Sided: You Just Aren't Listening

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

O'Sullivan writes about wanting a space where men feel comfortable to speak, and I can sympathise - feminism exists, in part, to give women the voice that they were so sorely lacking in mainstream society.

Down With the Matriarchy? What Matriarchy?

B.J. Epstein | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

While I certainly agree that both men and women must recognise and escape the "confines of our gender", and that we need to acknowledge that we have all been ill-served by our culture's emphasis on certain gender stereotypes... I can't quite believe that it is truly down to women that men feel, well, emasculated.

Future of British Journalism Brings Together Top Student Journalists

Harry Lambert | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Lambert

On April 17 Nouse brought together the top student papers in the UK for a unique meeting. The Future of British Journalism gathered 140 student journalists from over 40 papers, with everyone from Bristol and UCL to Oxford and Edinburgh attending.