The International Council for Press and Broadcasting is convinced that the honesty or dishonesty of media affects the mental health of the world. Freedom of expression is vital as a means of permitting all views to flourish peacefully. It is a cliché that the price of this freedom must be continual vigilance – in particular vigilance to identify and expose the encouragement of malice, war and the incident of hate speech and image.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Horrendously poor standards of journalism
The British Press has sunk to gutter standards never manifest before in Western journalism. This horrendous behaviour borders on treasonous and the Editor of the London Daily Telegraph should be prosecuted. To conduct a sting of this kind to entrap a government minister is to curb, not foster, free speech, and endangers democracy.