Thursday, 29 November 2012

Leveson...a state-regulated press....1984

On the day the Leveson Inquiry report is due to be published I felt the following quote was appropriate.

For anyone who is pushing for a state-regulated press, my only comment is be very careful what you wish for.

I would also give this comment piece from Daily Express columnist Leo McKinstry a read.

This is from the Press Freedom Index 2011- 2012.

“Crackdown was the word of the year in 2011. 

"Never has freedom of information been so closely associated with democracy. Never have journalists, through their reporting, vexed the enemies of freedom so much. 

"Never have acts of censorship and physical attacks on journalists seemed so numerous. 

"The equation is simple: the absence or suppression of civil liberties leads necessarily to the suppression of media freedom. 

"Dictatorships fear and ban information, especially when it may undermine them."

1 comment:

  1. If you want to see some reasons why we ended up in this position go to the archives and look at the Daily Express front pages published in August 2007.