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Greenslade: MPs reject code to restrict council-run newspapers

January 27th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Local media, Politics

A Commons committee has rejected a plan by communities minister Eric Pickles designed to restrict council-run newspapers, reports Roy Greenslade.

MPs on the communities and local government select committee argue that a revised code drawn up by Pickles to prevent the publication of so-called “town hall Pravdas” should be reconsidered.

In a lengthy report released today on the proposed code of recommended practice on local authority publicity, the committee accuses the minister of failing to provide proof that council-run papers threaten commercial newspapers.

Full report on Greenslade blog at this link.

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