Businesses are able to stifle fair comment on their practices – everything ranging from employment issues through to big global ethical matters.
From Open Democracy:
“Stronger leadership is needed in the UK to tackle both the safety of journalists and the fight against corruption. A first step would be to recognise the symbiotic nature between the two. You cannot effectively protect and promote media freedom without first addressing the financial and legal systems that support attacks against it.”
The same can be said about the chilling effect of censorship in the workplace. As the journalist Nick Cohen put it…
“Every time you go into your workplace, you leave a democracy and enter a dictatorship.”