Quote of the week – 12/01/11

“The UK libel system has become a bloated and Kafkaesque means of transferring millions from cash-strapped editorial budgets to high-profile legal firms.”

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford urges the government to modernise and re-balance the UK’s libel laws.

(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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