Leveson; UK press regulation
In December I wrote about The Leveson Report.
In regards to the setting up of a regulatory body…
‘The body should consider encouraging the press to be as transparent as possible in relation to sources for its stories, if the information is in the public domain.’ – BBC
Now David Cameron and the tories (Conservatives) are trying to push through an amendment to give the press a veto over who sits on the ‘independent’ panel to oversee compliance with the regulations.
All sides agree that no serving editor or politician can be on the committee but if the press has a veto the keep on vetoing until they get someone who suits their agenda.
Not very independent now is that Dave!
In perfect timing as a reminder why the Leveson inquiry came to be there have been around 600 new claims of phone hacking against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, part of News International.
Further details are set to be released on Monday.
LEVESON INQUIRY: CULTURE, PRACTICE AND ETHICS OF THE PRESS