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Press Freedom

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 907750, tabled on 23 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to uphold media freedoms.

Answered on

26 February 2015

A free media is essential to the health of our democracy and this Government has always been clear it is vitally important to uphold that freedom. We have introduced a new system of independent press self-regulation. However, it is for the press to decide whether they wish to sign up.

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