Protest and survive? – Paul Bernal

10 11 2013

Million mask marchThe latest in a long line of assaults on our right to protest seems to be on its way with the planned replacement of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) with ‘Ipnas’: Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance. Former DPP Lord Macdonald QC described the new powers as amounting to ‘gross state interference’ with basic freedoms – and it’s hard to argue with him, given the almost breathtaking scope of the powers. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Standards Trust statement on Royal Charter

10 11 2013

Media Standards TrustMST welcomes the agreement of a Royal Charter on self-regulation of the press but calls for a British equivalent of the First Amendment

The Media Standards Trust welcomes the agreement of a Royal Charter on Wednesday 30 October 2013 to establish a recognition body and a recognition process for independent self-regulation of the press. Read the rest of this entry »