LM press releases
27 February 1997
ITN RECEIVES 'GOLDEN GAG' AWARD
It was a good night for ITN at the London Hilton last night when
it received a surprise award during the Royal Television Society
ITN chiefs were presented with the first ever 'Golden Gag' trophy
by a representative of LM magazine who surprised ITN executives
and broadcasters at their table.
Golden Gag presenter, Jan Macvarish, said:
The Golden Gag will be awarded annually to the broadcaster that
goes to the greatest lengths to restrict the freedom of the press.
This year, ITN has well and truly earned the Golden Gag by its
extraordinary efforts to gag a story published in February's LM
magazine. We think that these efforts should be recognised by
ITN has threatened with legal action numerous journalists and
editors who have tried to follow up the article 'The Picture That
Fooled the World', and has issued a writ against PR company Two-Ten
Communications which distributed a press release about the article
ITN has failed in its attempts to get LM pulped, but is currently
pursuing a libel action against the editor.