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Read about Sir Harry Evans and the corruption of the British press

Freedom for What?

Dear Friend

Freedom for What?

This was the question asked by Sir Harry Evans, the legendary editor of the Sunday Times, who passed away last week.

Sir Harry believed in journalism as a force for good – that the press must have freedom to expose wrongdoing, not to damage the lives of ordinary people.

Unlike too many of today’s newspapers, his paper didn’t bully, abuse, or intrude on people who had done nothing wrong.

A committed advocate of the Leveson model for independent press regulation, his analysis of how the hacking scandal came about was scathing:

“The simple genesis of the hacking outrages is that Murdoch’s News International came to think it was above the law, because it was.”

Sir Harold Evans, writing in The Guardian, 2015

Click here to read more about the extraordinary editor’s support for reform.

Sir Harry was known to many at the Campaign, and our thoughts are with his family.

Thank you for being part of the movement for a better press.  See below for all the latest on press ethics, accountability, and why we need it.

Best wishes,

The Hacked Off team

PS: We will be in touch in the next couple of weeks with news of forthcoming reports…

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