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State regulation, a free press and the CEO of ASH

The state-approved press regulator Impress came under further attack yesterday, this time in Parliament.

In a debate on the Data Protection Bill in the House of Commons, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said:

"A free Press is one that cannot be regulated by the state. And so quite understandably no serious newspaper of the Left or of the Right has been willing to bend the knee to Impress and nor should it."


Meanwhile Deborah Arnott, chief executive of ASH, is still a member of the board of the state-approved press regulator Impress.

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