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'. 

Lord Black: REMAIN IN EU

Ten reasons why I, as a Eurosceptic, patriotic Conservative, am passionate about REMAIN

Commonwealth must act on media freedoms

The Commonwealth was told it must act to protect media freeoms during a speech by Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust, at the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association Conference on “The Future of Journalism in the Digital Age”, London, 11th April 2016.