The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs
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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Google has said it is opposed to government proposals to introduce filters blocking internet pornography because they will amount to censorship and risk encouraging lazy parenting online.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
A Bill to protect freedom of speech and reform the libel laws is to be introduced into Parliament, it was announced in the Queen's Speech.
Thursday 03 May 2012
Sunday 08 April 2012
Plays are the most ephemeral of the creative arts, and it always strikes me as odd that most revivals fall into two camps: musicals or Shakespeare. Lately we've had a few reinventions, such as One Man, Two Guvnors, but many plays don't get revived because they are topical, only partially well-received by the public, or too expensive to restage. Charles Wood has fallen foul of all three of these factors at once.
Friday 06 April 2012
Intrusive as it sounds, a stranger being able to hack into a private email account and root around for information may sometimes be in the public interest. And journalists urgently need a public-interest defence so they can do just that.
Friday 30 March 2012
Rights groups say situation in flashpoint country is being ignored while 'commercial interests' are put first
Sunday 18 March 2012
The former literary scout sets his debut novel in post-apartheid South Africa – and creates another, fictional writer. By James Kidd
Tuesday 14 February 2012
The manner in which parts of the media condemn the various investigations into their conduct highlights how they got into trouble in the first place. In the past, some journalists behaved as if they were above the law. Some appear to expect now a higher threshold of leniency or tolerance compared with everyone else. At the very least they demand a generous sense of proportion that they do not apply when reporting on politicians or others.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
The Government's planned changes to English libel laws should not wait or be delayed by the outcome of Lord Justice Leveson's review of press ethics and practices, according to a leading campaigner on defamation reform.
Monday 23 January 2012
For over a half a century and for tens of millions of Spaniards the grainy baritone voice of the actor and film dubber Rogelio Hernandez was indistinguishable from those of some of Hollywood's greatest stars, from Marlon Brando and Tony Curtis to Richard Harris and Cary Grant.
Sunday 22 January 2012
It's been a dreadful week for free speech. A meeting at a prestigious London college had to be abandoned on Monday evening when members of the audience were filmed and threatened by an Islamic extremist. Then the president of a student society at another London college was forced to resign after a Muslim organisation called for a ban on a joky image of the Prophet Mohammed. Finally, on Friday, the author Sir Salman Rushdie cancelled an appearance at India's largest literary festival, saying he feared an assassination attempt after protests by Muslim clerics.
Sunday 22 January 2012
Sunday 08 January 2012
Fashion: Oil for one, one for oil
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The owner of Russia's top media holding company fired an editor and a senior manager on Tuesday over what he described as an "ethical breach," but some media rights activists and journalists called it an attempt to muzzle criticism of alleged vote fraud during this month's national election.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
You couldn't fault him for a lack of ambition. But for a telecommunications minister, India's Kapil Sibal appears to be lacking in an understanding of telecommunications.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street