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May I just elaborate further on your original question about distinguishing between free expression and a free press.

The free expression -- having discussed the issues of media, we defend free expression, whether it is doctors, whether it is academics and peer review. A lot of -- a vast amount of the work that we did when we launched the libel reform campaign was to protect the right of speech and writing for people who are not journalists at all: speakers at conferences, as I say, scientists, academics, NGOs whose free speech is chilled by either deliberate acts of oppression or by the use of wrong laws or unbalanced laws, such as English libel. Artistic expression and censorship norms -- there are all manner of UK laws that potentially impede upon that.

So it is the right of individuals, organisations, interest groups as well as the media to speak freely.

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