Quote of the Week – 05/12/12

“It will – in putting into place a new tough regulator with serious powers of investigation and sanction –  provide real protection for ordinary citizens which I think to us all is of the utmost importance.”

Lord Black, who is working on the set up of an independent press regulator, is confident of a compromise on the Leveson report that will prevent legislation.

(Source: Press Gazette)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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