Leveson agrees to grilling from MPs over inquiry

MPs are to grill Lord Justice Leveson about his inquiry into press ethics on 24 July. Continue Reading

BBC should have campaigned against Leveson, says ex-Radio 4 journalist

Robin Aitken, a former current affairs journalist at the BBC, has said the corporation failed “to mount a robust campaign against Leveson” and has “done a great disservice to this country”. Continue Reading

Press industry reacts to statute-backed regulation

Large swathes of the press industry have responded with dismay at the statute-backed regulation passed by the House of Commons on Monday night. Continue Reading

UK’s three main political leaders thrashing out Leveson proposals

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband will meet behind closed doors in an attempt to establish the future of press regulation. Continue Reading

Hacked Off: Regulation proposals are ‘weak’

The Hacked Off campaign has told David Cameron his proposed press regulation plans are weaker than the current Press Complaints Commission. Continue Reading

Broadcasters urge press industry to accept regulation

The argument that statutory press regulation will be “anathema to free speech” is “wrong and insulting” according to a letter co-signed by former BBC director general Greg Dyke. Continue Reading

Leveson: Journalists’ ethics could slip chasing bloggers

Competition from bloggers and Twitter users could contribute to falling standards among conventional media, Lord Justice Leveson has warned. Continue Reading

Editors agree to 40 of 47 Leveson measures

Fleet Street’s editors have agreed in unison to implement independent regulation of the press with a compromise aiming to prevent Lord Leveson’s recommendations for statutory intervention. Continue Reading


“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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