MP says 'press must not be free to bully or abuse'
MP has this week said the press must not be free to bully or abuse
innocent people as she signed a petition from the campaign group
'Hacked Off' in support of the Leveson report on media standards.
Munt, pictured outside Parliament, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is important to have a free press - to hold the powerful to account
and not be subject to political interference - but the press cannot
be free to bully innocent people, ruin lives or abuse grieving
is important that those who feel they have been mistreated by
powerful newspaper barons know there is someone who is prepared
to stand up for them."
Lib Dem colleagues and I would far prefer an independent watchdog
to whom people can turn - one who will make the newspapers listen
- because currently, it is too easy for newspapers to ignore their
'Hacked Off' campaign was formed in 2011 by the Media Standards
Trust and is calling for a free and accountable press. More details
are available here.