Fleet street given Thursday deadline to implement Leveson proposals

In a meeting described by one national newspaper editor as “like the summoning of the five families” from The Godfather, prime minister David Cameron gave the industry until Thursday to prove it is making progress in implementing the recommendations of the Leveson report. Continue Reading

Culture secretary warns editors over regulation

Culture secretary Maria Miller has told the press that the Government will take action “including legislation” if it does not agree on a new form of independent regulation. Continue Reading

Second part of Leveson inquiry unlikely to be held

The second part of the Leveson inquiry, which would have looked at the failing of the original police investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World, is unlikely to occur according to Conservative MP John Whittingdale. Continue Reading

Nearly four million spent on Leveson inquiry so far

The Leveson inquiry has cost the public purse £3.9 million, with lead counsel Robert Jay QC reportedly banking as much as £430,000 since the inquiry began in mid-July last year. Continue Reading

Newspaper industry prepares for Leveson’s kitchen sink verdict

Newspaper groups have been warned to expect a thorough dressing down from Lord Justice Leveson, who intends to publish a 100-page ruling on everything from privacy to self-regulation. Continue Reading

No editors on new PCC, says Northern and Shell

No serving editors should sit on the new press regulator set to replace the Press Complaints Commission, according to Richard Desmond’s Northern and Shell. Continue Reading

Leveson: Press owners suggest ‘independently-led’ self-regulation

Press owners have asked Lord Leveson to consider “independently-led” self-regulation when he decides how to replace the Press Complaints Commission. Continue Reading

Daily Mail has ‘mendacious’ agenda, says Jon Snow

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow yesterday told the Leveson inquiry that the Daily Mail has a “pernicious”, “insidious” and “mendacious” agenda when it comes to reporting on public figures. 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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