World Press Freedom Day: ‘Democracy is in retreat’

In a Westminster Hall speech, Damian Collins underlined the importance of press freedom as “in many parts of the world, democracy is in retreat”. 

Collins told MPs that “the first sign of that retreat is the suppression of the free press”.

The Conservative MP highlighted social media platforms as an area which has “suppressed” the media, but welcomed the “news bargaining code”, which will help social media companies fund official media outlets.