BBC Newsnight to report how large companies use media law to restrict information

The BBC has now run a longer story on the attempt to gag the Guardian from reporting a parliamentary question by MP Paul Farrelly about UK oil company Trafigura [].

The BBC does not quote or detail the question itself, but states: ‘the paper’s  [Guardian] website said the question from Paul Farrelly MP ‘was related to Trafigura toxic waste scandal’.

“Newsnight will report on this case and the prevalence of media laws being used by large companies to restrict information on Tuesday October 13 2009 at 10.30pm on BBC Two,” the BBC said.

Full story at this link…

Update: The BBC report now reproduces the question in full.

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