Ref NoOBS/6/1/1/2/6/3/14
TitleFreedom of the Press
Extent2 files
Creator NameThe Observer Limited; Editor's Office; Donald Trelford
DescriptionDonald Trelford's subject file relating to Freedom of the Press.

File 1:
Includes press releases, handbook and other documents issued by The 1984 Campaign for Freedom of Information.

Copies of speeches, scripts, addresses and articles including The Newspaper Society statement to Parliamentary hearing on the freedom and responsibility of the Press Bill, Press Complaints Commission article for regional and local newspapers, 'The Right to Know' Granada Guildhall Lecture by Lord Scarman, Royal Television Society Fleming Memorial Lecture by John Birt, speech by Louis Blom-Cooper to Royal Television Society, 'Freedom of Expression: Relevant International Principle' by Anthony Lester, 'The Right to be Let Alone' James Cameron Memorial Lecture, 'Real Threat to Media Freedom' by Herb Greer, 'An Overview of Access to Government Information Legislation in Europe' by Herbert Burkert, 'Ethics and the Media' Leggett Lecture by Katharine Whitehorn, Harold Evans address for the Freedom of Information Awards Ceremony, Press Freedom Reports by Liz Forgan for the International Press Institute, 'The Media's Role in Manipulation of Information' by Des Wilson.

Leaflets including 'Submission to the review of Press self-regulation' from the Press Complaints Commission, and 'Questions and answers about the Right to Know Bill' by Mark Fisher.

Correspondence relating to freedom of information including letters from Des Wilson, David Spanier, Robin Lustig, Frank Rogers, Clive Soley, Mary Russell.

File 2:
Includes copies of 'Secrets' the newspaper of the Campaign for Freedom of Information; publication list from the Campaign for Freedom of Information; and a variety of leaflets including 'Testing the open Government Code of Practice', 'Your rights to personal files', and 'Questions and answers about The Right to Know Bill'.

Also includes copies of publications containing articles relating to rights of access including article by Donald Trelford in 'The Literary Review', and reports and papers relating to press freedom.
System Of ArrangementOriginal order
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsSome material in this series is closed to researchers in line with Data Protection Act

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