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Unregulated political comment online helps the democratic process

At the World Press Freedom Day debate on 9 April, the motion, “Unregulated political comment online helps the democratic process”, was approved by 40 votes to 15 (with 1 abstention). A clear majority thus agreed that online video and print journalism and political blogging, most of which escapes the impartiality rules covering mainstream broadcasters, will nevertheless be good for the fair conduct of the UK general election. The debate was held at London's renowned journalists' club The Frontline Club and was chaired by AEJ UK chairman William Horsley.