Protect Our Free Press: Stop the Gag
Tell your MP to stand up for the media's right to report on politicians in Westminster: e-mail them in two minutes, now.
The Guardian newspaper was temporarily prevented from reporting Parliamentary business in Westminster: one the most serious threats to media freedom in the UK in memory. Worse still, we know now that the gag was to shield the reputation of a major multinational company, coming under pressure on its environmental track record.
The Guardian have fought for their right to report on Parliament and won, but now we must tell our MPs to make sure this can never happen again.
Journalists need to be free to scrutinise our elected politicians. Without a free press, it's unlikely we would have heard about the expenses scandal or the shady dealings over the start of the Iraq war. We can't let corporate interests threaten journalists' right to report the news.
If we all contact our MPs and urge them to challenge the laws that meant that reporting on Parliament could be gagged, we can make sure this never happens again.E-mail your MP now, in less than two minutes.
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