Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, annual reports, accounts, leaflets, articles and posters advertising talks and debates by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom

Photographs of talks, lectures and events hosted and attended by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. Old photographs of the Daily Express and Guardian buildings in London.

Files of research materials including:

  • Files of papers relating to the Broadcasting Bill 1988
  • Files of papers relating to ownership and control of the British media, inquiry into the British media, ownership and control of the European media and media in other countries.
  • Files of papers relating to events and the media including the Iraq and the Gulf War, the Miners' Strike and the Irish broadcasting ban, 1988.
  • Files of papers relating to the media, racism and equal opportunities. Also papers of the Women's group and the Lesbian and Gay group of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.
  • Files of papers relating to pornography and censorship, and censorship and the media
  • Files of papers relating to the Press Complaints Commission, the Labour Party media policy and press releases related to broadcasting issues.

Newspaper cuttings relating to General Elections, 1992 and 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

If you wish to visit the library you need to make an appointment. The Working Class Movement Library is open Tuesday-Friday 10.00am-5.00pm and every 3rd Saturday of the month 10.00am-4.00pm.

To book an appointment, telephone: 0161 736 3601 or email: enquiries@wcml.org.uk.

Other Finding Aids

The full catalogue is available online on the Working Class Movement Library's Web Site - www.wcml.org.uk

[N.B. to access descriptions of individual files and items, click on the magnifying glass by 'context contains' at the bottom of the catalogue page.]

Archivist's Note

These records were catalogued by Kate Hart, Jul 2008, as part of 'The past meets the present', HLF project. Description compiled by Kate Hart, Mar 2010.