Your editorial ‘Celebrating 25 years of truly independent journalism’ (30/11/2014) made very interesting reading, but the word ‘celebrating’ is a bit jarring when talking about Irish journalism.
For about half of the last 25 years Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act was in force, censoring news and current affairs while the print media accepted voluntary censorship rather than face legal censorship. While originally supposed to censor republican opinions, the culture of censorship intimidated...
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