Friday, 29 August 2014

A small post about the Newseum turns into free speech lecture

Very short post today but one well worth paying attention to if you happen to live in or near the capital.

The Times's Newseum is opening at the Saatchi Gallery, in London, from September 8 - 20.

It is well worth popping along and offers a journey through the history of The Times's archive.

I realise not everyone is interested in the history of newsprint but it has been at the forefront of fighting for the right to free speech that the likes of Hacked Off is trying to take away.

And believe me the chilling effect of Leveson and the Hacked Off campaign is blowing from the biggest national to the smallest weekly.

Do not be fooled into believing they have a point in any way shape or form. Experience has taught us this down the ages.

(Didn't mean to turn this into a lecture but with every body that should be fighting for the Press's right to stand free of government actually actively backing it, it is always worth reminding journalists what is at stake.)