Scold the Front Page: Who censors what, how, and why? Is this a job for the government, or for journalists themselves? As debates over media regulation continue to rage, both sides misunderstand and misrepresent the history of press freedoms in England. The execution of the printer John Twyn, in 1664, tells us much about the way censorship works, and how it doesn't.

Recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage, Gateshead

Producer: Harry Parker.

A full (unedited) text is available


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