"Breach of privilege"

Parliament was initially reluctant for its debates to be made public.

Official report

Parliament takes control of recording its own proceedings.

"Obscure scribblers"

Formal recognition of the presence of newspaper reporters in Parliament was slow.

Lobby journalism

By the 20th century traditional newspaper coverage of debates in Parliament was giving way to lobby journalism.

Here on sufferance

Even in the 20th century there was often tension between journalists and Parliament.

Hansard of the air

Broadcasting Parliament was discussed in the 1920s but took half a century to become a reality.

Televising Parliament

The House of Lords led the way by televising its proceedings from 1985.

The Commons goes live

In 1989 the Commons joined the Lords in allowing television cameras to film its proceedings.

Parliament online

Parliament joins the internet age with its own website