Free to Speak: The boundaries of press freedom

Press and wider media freedoms may seem something that should be enshrined in constitutions and be taken for granted in the modern mobile age. While we have cause to malign the devious spin-led machinations of our own 'democratic' regime in the UK, its attempts at press interference pale into insignificance in comparison to the major violations and human rights abuses witnessed in other parts of the world.

Mediabeak has reported on some of these of late [1] [2] [3]

Today sees the first part of a new programme on the BBC World Service. Presented by Roy Greenslade, Press for Freedom (goes out at 9:05am 12/12/07) examines the struggle for media freedom that exists across the globe.

The BBC Free to Speak Season

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