Police should be helping to uphold the freedom of the press – not shutting it down (The Telegraph)
16 Jul 2019

Neil Basu was wrong to threaten journalists who publish leaked information. The Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner – who said on Friday that those who did so could face criminal charges – was wrong, not just because his comments risk deterring the media from publishing information that is in the public interest, but because the role of the police is to uphold the law. That includes those laws which protect free media. Read the full article.

Jodie Ginsberg

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