WorldViews: U.K

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Britain’s Web monitoring plan draws comparisons to ‘1984’ and Kafka

Some British citizens compared the move to the dystopian novels “1984” and “The Trial.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, UK, Web monitoring, Britain

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Queen Elizabeth dubbed ‘a kaleidoscope queen’ — was it a gay rights plug?

Commons Speaker John Bercow, who is president of a gay rights group, used the phrase in a diamond jubilee ceremony.

By Karla Adam  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Queen Elizabeth, John Bercow, diamond jubilee

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Rebekah Brooks arrested — what does her charge mean?

The charge: A conspiracy to “pervert the course of justice.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:14 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Rebekah Brooks, phone hacking, arrests, common law

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/05/2012

British Home Office tackles issue of teen rape in ad campaign

A new ad campaign seeks to remind teenagers that some rape isn’t violent.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, UK, Home office, teen rape, ads

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2012

St. Paul’s Cathedral denies that it colluded in Occupy London eviction

St. Paul’s Cathedral officials deny that they colluded in the eviction of protesters.

By Karla Adam  |  10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Occupy London, St. Paul's Cathedral

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Chardon High School shooting, Occupy London, and Indonesia tweets: Morning roundup

Chardon High School, Occupy London, Indonesia tweets

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Indonesia, U.K., Syria

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Occupy London set to be evicted

The protesters’ eviction appeal was dismissed earlier this week, meaning they could be ousted at any time.

By Karla Adam  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., London, Occupy

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Canada, U.K. web surveillance plans not going over well with users

Web users are not happy with the planned Internet monitoring.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Canada, U.K., web surveillance

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Twitter joke trial appeal: Tweet ‘constituted a threat’

The public prosecutor said Wednesday the joke made in a tweet “constituted a threat.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Twitter, Twitter joke trial, Paul Chambers

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 02/07/2012

U.K. may clamp down on the Internet

A Home Affairs Committee report concluded that violent radicalization happens often on the Internet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:48 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., web crackdown, radicalization

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/06/2012

India censors Google, Facebook — but other democracies are even worse

But other democracies have asked Google to remove more content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, U.K.

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2012

British MP Diane Abbott accused of racism for tweet

British MP Diane Abbott made a controversial statement Wednesday she now says was taken out of context.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Diane Abbott, Twitter

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/28/2011

BBC chooses a panda as one of the 12 female faces of 2011 #pandagate

BBC’s ‘Faces of the Year 2011 - the Women’ has caused quite the stir this morning.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.K., BBC, end of year awards, Sweetie the panda

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011

At London cyber conference, Britain accused of doublespeak

As Foreign Minister William Hague spoke about Internet freedom Tuesday, some said his remarks were at odds with the the government reaction to the London riots.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  world, U.K., cyber-security, internet freedom

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/12/2011

‘Oily orgy’ interrupts energy summit (video)

During the Canada-Europe Energy roundtable in London, two protesters dressed in just Union Jack boxers and maple leaf underwear smothered one another in a substance that looked like oil as they kissed and groped each other.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, tar sands, Canada, U.K., oil, environmentalism