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News Release: Immediate

17:00 Friday 30 May 1997


Harold Evans criticises ITN libel action against LM magazine


One of the most respected figures in international journalism today criticised ITN's libel action against LM magazine. Speaking at the prestigious Freedom Forum conference 'News Traditions and Transitions', Harold Evans said ITN's action was 'unhelpful and inadvisable'. He called for open debate and 'an investigative piece of reporting' into the issues raised by LM rather than ITN's 'cynical' recourse to libel law. Evans was reinforcing remarks he made in a speech at Oxford University on Wednesday night.


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