Press Freedom in the United Kingdom

At issue in this conference is the extent of press freedom in Great Britain. Mr. Neil argues that there is no freedom of the… read more

At issue in this conference is the extent of press freedom in Great Britain. Mr. Neil argues that there is no freedom of the press and that the government is able to censor the mass media. To illustrate this, Neil uses a personal example, that of his attempt to publish excerpts of a book on the British secret service, only to be challenged in court by the government. Neil also illustrates how the media in the United States operates under a less restrictive atmosphere than that of the British media. close

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  • David M. Abshire President Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Diana Dougan Senior Adviser Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Leonard Marks Counselor Center for Strategic and International Studies->Executive Committee
  • Andrew Neil Editor Sunday Times, London
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Press Freedom in the United Kingdom

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Program ID:
5198-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 30, 1988
Last Aired:
Dec 5, 1988

Airing Details

  • Nov 30, 1988 | 4:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 30, 1988 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 03, 1988 | 12:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 1988 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
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