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St Helena’s press law a step too far for Britain?

British politicians are divided over whether to bring in tough press controls similar to those on St Helena. The prime minister, David Cameron, said enforcing standards by law could end three centuries of press freedom. But the leaders of the other … Continue reading

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Island’s media watchdog is left short of members

Efforts are being made to find more people to serve on St Helena’s media standards commission, only weeks after it was set up. Julian Cairns-Wicks reported in the St Helena Independent that it had been established with the minimum number … Continue reading

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St Helena approves law that top judge warned against

A law that could see journalists sent to prison for what they write or broadcast has been given final approval by St Helena’s British governor and its executive council. It comes a year after Britain’s most senior judge warned that legal … Continue reading

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