MSP comes out in support of the Journal

by Anna Fenton

Within the last hour, Lothians SNP MSP Shirley Anne Somerville has come out in support of Edinburgh’s student paper, the Journal, in its struggle against the removal of its papers from Edinburgh Napier campuses.  

Somerville said: “Freedom of the press is integral to any democratic society. The Journal is a valued resource in the city, keeping students up to date with student issues and wider current affairs – it is a respected paper and provides valuable experience and employement to those interested in the field of journalism. I hope that this current dispute is concluded as soon as possible.”

The Napier Student Association removed the papers after a cover story concerning a vote of no confidence in student president, Kasia Bylinska.