A Charter for the Press?
Keywords:Freedom of the Press, Press law, Press regulation, Leveson report, United Kingdom
Julian Harris, Deputy General Editor, Amicus Curiae describes the proposals and the political differences being played out over the future of press regulation following the publication of a draft Royal Charter showing how a model based on the Leveson report might be created without using an Act of Parliament. The charter creates a “recognition panel” which would decide whether any new independent self-regulatory body proposed by the press conformed to the requirements laid down by the Leveson report.
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