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TitleIPI legal correspondence
DateFebruary 1984 - January 1988
Extent1 file
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited; Editor's Office; Peter Preston (1938-2018)
DescriptionFile of correspondence from the International Press Institute (IPI), created and held by Peter Preston, concerning legal issues affecting journalism and journalists, February 1984 - January 1988.

Correspondents include: Frank Rodgers (Chairman of the IPI British Executive Committee); Peter Preston and Colin Webb (editor, The Press Association Limited).

Subjects covered include: the impact of the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill on journalism, February 1984; the libel system and costs, May - December 1985; Peter Preston's appointment as chairman of the IPI British Executive Board and nomination to the IPI International Board, October 1987 and the award of a knighthood to Frank Rodgers, January 1988.

Also includes a draft questionnaire and covering letter concerning the cost of libel cases and responses from The Guardian, Financial Times, Reuters, LWT, Westminister Press, News Group newspapers (News of the World, The Sun and Sunday), Western Mail, Guardian, The Press Association Ltd, the Observer, Mirror Group Newspapers, Granada Television Limited and The Times, May - December 1985 and Peter Preston's IPI membership card valid until 31 December 1988.
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSubject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act and confidentiality.

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