Intl. team to visit UK over govt. crackdown on press freedoms [Danny Schechter @ PressTV]

An international delegation is to visit Britain over growing concerns about press freedoms in the UK and a government crackdown on media, reporting leaks and scandals.

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers is sending the team early next year. The delegation will meet with both government and opposition figures as well as media representatives. This, after a recent government plan to control British media received a royal backing despite a legal challenge by the press. Some British newspapers-- including The Guardian-- came under fire by the government for publishing the leaks by fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Recently, the British Premier David Cameron threatened to force the paper not to publish any further intelligence revelations-- if it cannot be trusted to protect issues of national security.

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