The Great Debate UK
- Padraig Reidy is news editor at Index on Censorship. The opinions expressed are his own.-
This has been seen – rightly - as a victory for free expression, and a demonstration of the amazing power of the web in the face of attempted censorship.
Once the Guardian had published its slightly cryptic story on its website last night, containing such tantalising phrases as: “Legal obstacles, which cannot be identified, involve proceedings, which cannot be mentioned, on behalf of a client who must remain secret”, it was inevitable that people would go searching.
from UK News:
Probity is Britain's new watchword. After filleting the bankers over their salaries and bonuses and excoriating MPs for fiddling their expenses we've now turned our attention to the antics of journalists.
The News of the World (NOTW) has frequently embarrassed politicians, vicars, footballers and celebrities, but the Sunday red-top is currently itself the target of an expose by a broadsheet.