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CO2 'health warnings' in car adverts is a threat to freedom of the press, say media companies (Photo: Wikipedia)

CO2 car advert rules threaten press freedom, media giants say

Europe's media giants have attacked proposals to slap environmental cigarette-packaging-style 'health warnings' on car advertising in newspapers and magazine.

The European Publishers' Council, which represents major publishers and broadcasters across the continent, have warned that such advertising regulations, if adopted, threaten the freedom of the press.

"A state-imposed mandate on car advertising would pose a major threat to free competition and journalism," said EPC chairpers...

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CO2 'health warnings' in car adverts is a threat to freedom of the press, say media companies (Photo: Wikipedia)

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