I've written an article for TheMediaBriefingtoday arguing that the press and social media need to come together to stop politicians using the riots and hacking scandal to trample all over our freedoms.
I was struck by the way seasoned press freedom campaigners like the Campaign to Protect Journalistsand Reporters Without Borderscan immediately see what an appalling example restricting social media during civil unrest in UK would set for evil, repressive regimes across the world.
I am a freelance journalist based in the UK and was deputy editor of Press Gazette, the journalists' magazine, from 1993 until 2006. I want to give an independent view on media matters.
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