SpinWatch publish confidential media 'D-notices' on the Skripal case
Spin Watch co-founder: D-Notices are an attack on the very idea of a “free media”
THE public interest investigations group SpinWatch has published two private and confidential ‘D-notices’ sent to the press, both relating to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in March.
‘D-notices’, officially known as DMSA-Notices, are notes from the UK Government to the British media advising them not to publish on a specific issue. They have no legal power to compel the press to do so, but they are strongly expected to be adhered to.