April 11, 2019

Raising the Arrest of Two Journalists for Exposing the Police Protecting Killers in the Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Ireland – My DCMS Question

Last week, the Foreign Secretary, said that “democracy and freedom of expression mean nothing unless journalists are able to expose the truth”. How does this square with the arrest of two members of the National Union of Journalists – Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey – for their role in making the award-winning documentary No Stone Unturned, precisely for exposing the …

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April 9, 2019

‘Online Harms’ White Paper – Calling For Urgent New Electoral Laws to Tackle Disinformation

The Government has this week published its Online Harms white paper – but there’s a glaring omission. The White paper contains nothing to address the serious concerns in our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee reports about transparency in online political advertising & scourge of disinformation. With the likelihood of an early General Election, or confirmatory referendum, we need new …

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