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Tabloid tactics are a threat to free speech, says Independent chief

The British media must beware of being led in "a race to the gutter" by unethical newspapers who have "shown an utter and unacceptable disregard" for the law, the owner of The Independent warned last night.

Media Diary: Phone hacking and libel laws

Having agreed to be an adjudicator in settling compensation for victims of phone-hacking by the News of the World, former High Court judge Sir Charles Gray has set up a scheme which could transform libel in Britain.

Mary Ann Sieghart: We do need to stop the muck-rakers

The editors will protest about loss of free speech. But reports based on privacy intrusion are lazy journalism

Independent Voices: Hacked off with free speech

With injunctions, super-injunctions, libel, the Arab Spring, Twitter privacy and Google in China all high on the public agenda, the issue of Free Speech – and its limits – has never been more pertinent.

Richard Rae: Arrogant, ignorant and incompetent: Todt should resign

The FIA's decision to reinstate the Bahrain race can only have been based on more than wilful stupidity - a hugely depressing thought

Campaign group hits out at FIA report on Bahrain

Global campaigning organisation Avaaz has slammed the FIA's fact-finding report on Bahrain as like "stepping into the Twilight Zone".

Mosley adds to outrage as pressure grows on FIA to reverse Bahrain call

Former president ridicules governing body's method of checking Middle East country is safe to host race

Formula One teams put pressure on FIA over Bahrain decision

The Formula One Teams' Association have called on the FIA and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to reverse their decision on the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Ecclestone concerned about safety of Bahrain Grand Prix

The reinstated Bahrain Grand Prix could still be cancelled due to unrest in the Gulf kingdom, according to Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Bahrain Grand Prix will be cancelled, says Max Mosley

Former FIA president Max Mosley does not believe there is "the slightest chance" the rearranged Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead this year.

Leading article: A sporting decision that betrays the people of Bahrain

With the decision to re- instate Bahrain to the Grand Prix circuit, Formula One has demonstrated that it exists in a moral vacuum. Yesterday the F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone stressed that safety, not money, was the paramount consideration.

John Kampfner: Rights that are too important to be decided on by judges

Advocates of free expression should not see privacy as inimical to that cause. Nor should they excuse shoddy journalistic practice

Andy McSmith: Judge has not changed views on privacy

David Eady shot to unwanted fame as the judge in the case of Max Mosley v The News of the World, in which he ruled that Mr Mosley had a right to privacy even though he engaged in masochistic sexual acts with five women. This prompted a famous attack from the editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, who accused the judge of introducing a privacy law "by the back door" and of being "amoral" in his attitude to sex.

Sport on TV: The formula for F1's success is revealed, in a roundabout way

Richard Hammond introduced his guide to the Formula One car with the words: "They're so fast that the engineers have to work hard to stop them taking off." He kept revelling in footage of Manfred Winkelhock getting airborne at the Nürburgring in 1980. The F1 technicians who gave Hammond access must have been well aware of his reputation because they didn't let him anywhere near one of their cars.

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