Saturday, January 07, 2017

Quote of the day 7th January 2017

Michael Gove on what would happen to investigative journalism if newspapers knew that anyone who sued a paper over a story could expect to have their legal costs paid by the newspaper, even if the paper won the case and the story was proved to be accurate and in the public interest.

That will happen if Section 40 of the Crime and Courts act 2013 is brought into effect. If you don't think it is fair or right to punish good newspapers as well as irresponsible ones and truthful journalists along with those who have brought the press into disrepute, make your views known by responding online to the government consultation here before 5pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

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