Why our press is under threat

 

If you’re interested in matters of freedom and democracy, you could do worse than read this excellent lecture by Martin Shipton, father of the union chapel  at Media Wales, Trinity Mirror’s Welsh news division.

It covers some thought-provoking ground about the job of journalists and the way many work under threat of imprisonment, violence or even death in many countries around the world. However, the lecture also examines how the commercialisation of news in the UK puts the press’s ability to support and enable democracy under strain.

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