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Posted on October 13, 2009 | tags


World: Carter-Ruck had the U.K. press over a barrel in parliament

  • The media laws in this country increasingly place newspapers in a Kafkaesque world in which we cannot tell the public anything about information which is being suppressed, nor the proceedings which suppress it.
  • The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger • Describing a bizarre situation in which his newspaper was not allowed to publish a question about the Trafigura toxic waste scandal. The gag pushed for by the Carter-Ruck law firm, was lifted just a short time ago. Reminder: The U.K. doesn’t have the same freedom of press as the U.S., so stuff like this occasionally happens. • source