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Spycatcher ruling at High Court

Spycatcher ruling at High Court
News report; Interview
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21 Dec 1987
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Report on a decision at the High Court ruling in favour of the Guardian and Observer newspapers- they can publish contents of former MI5 officer Peter Wright’s book Spycatcher.The judges commented on the need for freedom of the press in a democratic country. The government will appeal. Includes interviews with jubilant Observer editor, Donald Trelford and Guardian editor, Peter Preston. Male reporter not identified (poss. Tim Crook).
Peter Preston; Donald Trelford; Tim Crook?
Books; Government; Freedom of the press; Espionage; Courts; State security; Spies; Legal decisions; Trials; Intelligence service; The Guardian; Peter Wright; Robert Armstrong; Spycatcher; The Observer; Mr Justice Scott

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