For this week’s Journalism Matters campaign, Nadine Dorries MP has called on the public to back “our world-renowned news industry” by buying newspapers or going on to news media websites
The culture secretary said the Online Safety Bill would prevent social media firms from arbitrarily taking down content from “respected news organisations”, as well as including “protections and exemptions” for journalists.
Dorries’ piece begins: “Journalism matters. That’s the theme of this week’s national campaign to celebrate the role a free press plays in British society, and it’s a powerful statement of fact. But why?
“It’s not just so we can have something entertaining to read with our morning bowl of corn flakes.
“Our democracy relies on it. Good journalism exposes wrongdoing and injustice, it scrutinises people in power and it champions and celebrates good causes.”
Read the full piece from culture secretary Nadine Dorries MP on the NMA’s website here.