Liberal Democrat News 22nd July 2011

July 22, 2011 7:00 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

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From our headline article:

The Deputy Prime Minister gave a speech on the media last week at the Institute for Government, London. In it, Nick Clegg set out the principles that he believes must now guide future reform:

First, that the freedom of the press is vital. Liberty and democracy are founded on freedom of expression.

Second, that our media must be held to account ensuring it acts within the bounds of the law and decent behaviour, with politicians and police equally accountable for their role.

Third, that our free, accountable press must be plural, guaranteeing healthy competition and diverse debate.

"Freedom, accountability, plurality. That is how we preserve the best qualities of investigative journalism, but mitigate the worst excesses of an unfettered press too," said Nick.

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