Civil liberties groups call for freedom from state snooping

Broadcast on 24th Sept 2013 on VoR. RADIO: Forty human rights groups, along with public figures like Stephen Fry and author A.L. Kennedy, have called for an end to what they term industrial-scale spying by the US and the UK. Human rights groups launched a petition, which urges EU leaders to do more to prevent…

Royal charter may lead to self-censorship

RADIO: Ministers are being forced to defend the government’s plans to introduce a Royal Press charter for press regulation.  The World Editor’s Forum and World Association of Newspapers have urged PM David Cameron to abandon plans for a new statute-backed ‘recognition body’.  Voice of Russia’s Nima Green reports. Following the publication of the Leveson Report last year,…