Press freedom

Revealed: the press regulator’s leaked guidelines on Islamophobia

7 September 2019 9:00 am

The press regulator’s leaked guidelines on Islamophobia mark a sinister shift

The press regulator must not turn into a religious thought police

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Regressive demands on the media only hurt minorities

The tech giants have become publishing tycoons. Let’s have laws to deal with them

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The giants of the internet have long said that they are not publishers but mere platforms — or couriers —…

Why it’s wrong to let Liverpool FC ban the Sun

1 April 2017 9:00 am

The comedian Jimmy Carr is not necessarily a guy you would trust on much, but he was spot on the…

Press freedom in Britain is under attack - again

31 December 2016 9:00 am

It is said that the case for freedom of expression needs to be restated in every generation, but things move…

The case that shows why we must not stay in the European Arrest Warrant

3 September 2016 9:00 am

If Brexit is to mean anything, we must dispense with the pernicious European Arrest Warrant

Sex, lies, dominatrixes and tax returns - the sorry state of British scandal

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The confected scandal around the Panama papers is part of a concerted and sinister attempt to change what counts as private

Meet the intellectuals leading France to the right

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The nation’s intellectuals are being roiled by issues of immigration, sovereignty and freedom of expression

You can do anything (but you shouldn’t): the brave new world of internet morality

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Going online does not make you invisible – as the adulterers who used the hacked site Ashley Madison are discovering

Ipso: a great new way for bullies to muzzle the press

6 June 2015 9:00 am

One of the fundamental principles of English common law is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And rightly so,…

Why is Len McCluskey paying Carter-Ruck to threaten me?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Unite’s leader splashes out on legal threats because he knows his cause is in trouble

The attack on Charlie Hebdo is an attack on freedom

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo lambasts, attacks and lampoons absolutely everybody. Its targets include all religions, all identity groups,…

Every 73 seconds, police use snooping powers to access our personal records. Who'll rein them in?

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Police are using an anti-terror law to run wild in the public’s mobile phone records

Our suicidal newspapers are throwing press freedom away

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Civil war within the British press threatens a free society

Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Beyond the law Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates…

Spectator letters: Bereaved parents against press regulation, and a defence of Tony Benn

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why we need a free press Sir: As bereaved parents and (to borrow from some signatories of last week’s advertisement)…

Ten reasons why conservatives should take Edward Snowden seriously

18 January 2014 9:00 am

So why are British conservatives determined to ignore his revelations?

How Britain invented freedom - and why we need to save it now

23 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s time to rediscover the original Bill of Rights

Rod Liddle: Is Hugh Grant a pawn of the mad metropolitan left?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

It is a peculiar alliance, when you think of it, which wishes to bring to an end 300 years of…

Diary

23 March 2013 9:00 am

I learned on Wednesday that a row is exploding over freedom of the press … in Australia. Surely some mistake.…

The Spectator’s Notes

23 March 2013 9:00 am

There is supposed to be a Leveson Part II, although everyone has forgotten about it. As well as telling him…

Why The Spectator won’t sign the Royal Charter

23 March 2013 9:00 am

The Royal Charter gives politicians the power to decide what qualifies as acceptable journalism. They are the wrong people for the job

Blonde ambition

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Seems a little weird to be rabbiting about sport at a time when a malign confederacy of sanctimonious do-gooders, vengeful…