Wednesday 24 February 2010

'Dictators not democrats suspend newspapers'

Society of Editors executive director Bob Satchwell has hit out at the suggestion by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee that newspapers could be suspended from publishing if found guilty of bad behaviour.
He told BBC News: “On the question of suspending publication, the committee say quite right that the media has an important part to play in a democracy it is therefore strange that Members of Parliament should countenance the idea that a publication might be suspended by the PCC. That is the kind of censorship that is usually associated with dictators and totalitarian regimes, there is no place for it in a democracy."

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