Wednesday 7 December 2016

People have spoken. They're tired of being told just what to think

Published 24/01/2014 | 02:30

Zip it: Whatever happened to free speech?
Zip it: Whatever happened to free speech?

As some of you may have noticed – and even fewer will have cared – the Press Council recently found against my good self in relation to a column about the Roma community.

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There's no point in rehashing the entire piece again, from both a reluctance to retread old ground as much as my own disinclination to give the Ombudsman yet another free shot. Long story short – lots of people agreed with the piece, some didn't and then someone called Shane O'Curry from a group called the European Network Against Racism made a successful complaint to the Ombudsman.

And here's the thing – I'm glad this happened.

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