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Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 322, tabled on 28 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on freedom of the press and responsible self governance by the press.

Answered on

3 June 2015

Press freedom is a cornerstone of our democracy and for this reason the Government does not interfere with what the press does and does not publish, as long as the press abides by the law of the land. Government has delivered the framework for a new system of independent self-regulation, one which protects press freedom whilst offering real redress when mistakes are made. It is now for the press to decide whether they want to apply for recognition.