We are very pleased to announce that our campaign has now received the official support of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF). The CPBF is the authoritative and independent voice for media reform. Established in 1979, it carries out research and promotes policies for a more accountable, freer and diverse media.
The CPBF believes that press freedom, an essential component of democracy, is ill served by current ownership and self regulation on the part of the Press Complaints Commission. It strongly supports the appointment of a media commission and wants our campaign to succeed.
Calling for a media commission may not sound very sexy, but it’s what needs to happen. We are just a few years away from seeing more than half our newspapers and broadcast media belong to one corporation. To do nothing is not an option. Now that we have the official backing of the experts, we hope no one will have any doubt that our cause is just and our goal correct.
In the meantime, we depend on ourselves and Twitter to get the message across. Please do everything you can to increase our following and to urge politicians, campaigners, journalists and celebrities on Twitter to promote us.