“A Gentleman’s Agreement”: Censorship or Self-Restraint? – the “DA Notice” system

25 08 2011

DA Notice Committee

There was a time when journalists and campaigners were up in arms about the system of “D-Notices” – warnings issued to the media not to report on matters concerning national security.   Over recent years, as “spy stories” have largely disappeared from the press, the committee which issues these notices – which has renamed itself the “DA-Notice” Committee – has fallen back into relative obscurity.  This is, perhaps, where it would prefer to remain.   Read the rest of this entry »