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Observer editor on winning press freedom case

Title
Observer editor on winning press freedom case
Genre
Interview
TX Date
25 Apr 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:03:12
Description
Editor of the Observer newspaper, Donald Trelford on the paper’s being cleared of charges relating to the corruption of a Ministry of Defence civil servant who had leaked papers on defence expenditure. He says that the Observer has been vindicated, and that the Government (of 1983-84) had found it politically expedient to pursue the paper through the courts. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Donald Trelford
Keywords
Legislation; Legal procedure; Government; Newspapers; Law; Right to information; Civil servants; Freedom of the press; Corruption; Trials; MOD; Observer

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