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Defend the role of a free press

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...and in particular recognising and defending the invaluable role of a free press.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.20

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to support and protect free and independent media and journalism.
  • As a member of the recently formed Media Freedom Coalition (MFC), the UK has committed “to advocate for media freedom”. Following on from its initial meeting in January 2020, the MFC issued a statement addressing particular concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Through active membership of the MFC, the UK government has taken steps to acknowledge and defend the “the invaluable role of a free press”.  This policy is ‘done’.

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