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England today does not have freedom of the press the way we understand it

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Submitted by simhedges (United Kingdom), Feb 20, 2015 at 13:30

"England today does not have freedom of the press the way we understand it. (There are things in England such as the Official Secrets Act that often land journalists in jail)"

Perhaps you could define "often", or maybe list the number of journalises jailed in the last 20 years?

The UK (not just England), does have freedom of the press, but like every other country in the world, places limits on it in regard to national security and the laws of libel.


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