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Artist or CreatorPatrick Blower
Title or CaptionWe believe absolutely in press freedom ...
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Telegraph
Date15 Mar 2013
Embedded text or transcriptRoyal Charter
Person DepictedClegg; Nick (1967-)
Miliband; Ed (Edward Samuel) (1969-)
Cameron; David (1966 Oct. 9-);
NotesNews: "Miliband and Clegg plot an end for press freedom; Party leaders want parliamentary legislation to back Royal Charter regulating newspapers. Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband last night disclosed their joint plan for MPs effectively to oversee a new newspaper regulator, ending centuries of press freedom. The Liberal Democrat and Labour party leaders issued an unprecedented joint clause for parliamentary legislation which would create a new system to oversee newspapers. Under the plan, a new Royal Charter would be established to oversee the regulation of the press, and parliamentary legislation would formally recognise the Charter in law. The Prime Minister and freedom of speech campaigners believe that such a move would undermine the free press, as MPs would be able to use the legislation in the future to regulate the media. David Cameron published rival plans, which do not involve MPs in the new system, but he is expected to lose a parliamentary vote on Monday to the new Lib Dem-Labour axis. ... " Tim Ross, Robert Winnett, Peter Dominiczak, Daily Telegraph
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