Dr Evan Harris

associate director, Hacked Off

Evan Harris was a Liberal Democrat MP from 1997-2010, during which time he abolished the laws of blasphemy, seditious libel and criminal defamation and founded the Libel Reform Campaign which led to the Defamation Act 2013.

He is a now trustee of Article 19 which campaigns for freedom of expression and the right to information, and for journalists’ rights world-wide, and is the Associate Director of Hacked Off, which campaigns for a free and accountable press.

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