Free Press Must Be Preserved – UK Prime Minister
8th February 2018
The UK Government has announced a review of the sustainability of the newspaper industry, with a panel of experts leading the review being appointed in the coming months. The review aims to preserve the future of high quality national and local newspapers by investigating the current state of the news media sector to study – amongst other targets - the impact of Facebook and Google on advertising and to see to what extent the sector shows flexibility around the new market trends of digital technologies.
Prime Minister Theresa May, announcing the review in a speech marking 100 years of women's suffrage in Manchester on 6 February, said that “free press is one of the foundations on which our democracy is built and it must be preserved. Over 200 local papers have closed since 2005. Here in Greater Manchester, several local newspapers have closed, including the Salford Advertiser, the Trafford Advertiser and the Wilmslow Express”.
She added that the review ‘will ... Read More