Lord Black made an Honorary Fellow of the CIPR

Lord Black has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The Fellowship was presented at a lunch in London.

Receiving the Award, Lord Black said:

In praise of our animal welfare charities and their volunteer armies

In a speech in a House of Lords debate on the role of charities in civil society, Lord Black praised the role of animal welfare charities, and paid tribute to the thousands of volunteers who work for them and to the vital service they provide. This is the text of his remarks. 


Print Futures Awards 2016

Lord Black, Vice President of The Printing Charity, presented the 2016 Print Futures Awards.

Journalistic sources: must be protected

 Lord Black spoke during the passage of the Investigatory Powers Bill about the importance of the protection of journalistic sources as he attempted, with others, to introduce an amendment that would guarantee their protection. He told the Lords that: “The protection of sources is crucial for investigative reporting, whistleblowing and indeed free and unfettered political debate. Without adequate protection, investigative journalism becomes almost impossible, whistleblowers do not come forward to the press and wider media to alert them to issues of public interest, and political debate becomes sterile and bland.”The full speech is below.

LGBT Hate Crimes

During a statement to the House of Lords about hate crime, Lord Black raised with the Minister the problem of hate crimes against the LGBT community.

Pride in London - 2016

Lord Black, Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group gave a speech to  the Pride in London Gala Dinner, 2016. He said, that in relation to LGBT+ equality, that 'so much has been done, but there's so much more to do'.