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Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of WAN-IFRA, And Third World Worry About The UK’s Attack On A Free Press

by | 17th, November 2013

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THEY’RE not yet sending in the UN to sort the UK’s undemocratic strangling of the Press and free speech but Vincent Peyrègne, CEO of  WAN-IFRA , the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers, is part of a delegation heading here in January:

“A press freedom mission to the United Kingdom is unprecedented and we cannot underestimate our concern for what is happening. It is rather difficult for the United Kingdom to lecture Sri Lanka and others about their press freedom record, when its own actions result in such widespread international condemnation.”

The elite and Hugh Grant want to throttle free speech. There must be no surrender of such hard-won freedoms.

Kenan Malik  in the International New York Times:

What we have today in Britain is a tribal view of press freedom. Both sides want to defend freedom for the journalists they like while silencing the journalists they despise. Neither side seems to understand that the moment you invite politicians or the police to determine

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