John Kampfner is Adviser to Google on freedom of expression and culture. He is an author, broadcaster and commentator, Chair of the board of Turner Contemporary, and former Chief Executive of Index on Censorship and Editor the New Statesman
12 March 2012 12:00 AM
06 February 2012 12:00 AM
Russia has benefited hugely from trade deals with Syria. It is its main weapons supplier
20 January 2012 12:00 AM
When it came to the bonus culture and tax loopholes, it took years for politicians to catch up with popular discontent
06 January 2012 12:00 AM
29 December 2011 12:00 AM
This historic economic shift has huge implications for our sense of identity and our role in the world
23 December 2011 12:00 AM
10 December 2011 12:00 AM
05 December 2011 12:00 AM
After decades of being lectured to by the West, the BRIC countries are enjoying their moment
28 November 2011 12:00 AM
The Coalition may have cracked down harder on the wealthy's pay rises and tax dodges than its predecessor, but that is not saying much
27 September 2011 12:00 AM
Minsk is as close to Berlin as London is. Yet, an iron curtain separates the two capitals. In 2011, over a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nation of Belarus holds out as the last dictatorship in Europe.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 3 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 4 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential
- 5 Chinese theme park sets up 'death simulator' where volunteers can experience being cremated