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Lebedev warns against "dangers" of press curbs

Proprietor of the Independent says Russian media is constrained, and struggles to hold politicians t

Newspaper chairman Evgeny Lebedev has cautioned against curbing press freedoms, warning he had seen first hand the problems of a constrained media.

The son of former KGB operative Alexander Lebedev spent his early years in Russia and told politicians its press still struggled to hold institutions to account.

Heavy regulation of the industry was fraught with "dangers", he told MPs and peers on the privacy and injunctions committee.

Read more at the Press Gazette.