Tag Archives: free speech network

As Leveson reports… Why I’m sticking up for ‘Press freedom with no buts’

Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal will report this week. His recommendations on the future of press regulation are the subject of intense speculation, with essentially three positions being staked-out:

What’s being proposed

‘Independent regulation backed up by statute’
Advocates, who include Evan Harris and the Hacked Off campaign group, argue that the only way to ensure the press does not abuse its position in the future is for it to be regulated. But, they insist, this should be independent both of government and the press, the two main …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , and | 38 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarGeorge Kendall 30th Jun - 7:47pm
    I've not signed the second referendum petition, because I think it's counterproductive at a time when few of the 52% seem to have changed their...
  • User AvatarJane Ann Liston 30th Jun - 7:40pm
    I think some Brexiters will have a rude shock when customs controls are reintroduced and there is a limit on the amount of e.g. wine...
  • User AvatarGary Fuller 30th Jun - 7:22pm
    Manfarang. I totally agree. I would say that progressives, whilst understanding the true nature/cause of the societal problems affecting many Brexiteers (namely poor governance at...
  • User AvatarLeekliberal 30th Jun - 7:19pm
    Your thesis that the Euro-states will move closer more quickly in the absence of the UK must be right but I don't think Thatchers's counter-productive...
  • User AvatarTony Rowan-Wicks 30th Jun - 7:00pm
    "We are the 48" should remain central to our current campaign. We've just got going with it - and we are finding new members who...
  • User AvatarJayne McCoy 30th Jun - 7:00pm
    Stevan Rose & Liam Birch I have already conceded these points further up the thread. My article sees the result absolutely as a wake up...