Free the Press

Free speech campaigners and activists concerned about the threat to press freedom are coming together under the banner of the Free the Press campaign.

Campaigns including those by 89up and the Society of Editors are also championing the cause of freedom of speech in the face of the grave threat posed by Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. 

The campaigns all aim to get Section 40 repealed and the Leveson Inquiry discontinued. Free speech organisations, publishers, students and members of the public have voiced their objections to the proposed regulatory regime under Section 40. A selection of submissions to the Government's consultation on press regulation follows:  

Show your support by visiting the campaign websites to find out more, and running articles on the issue. The Free the Press graphics are available below and the campaign tweets with the hashtag #FreethePress. 

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