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Press could take fight against new regulation to Europe

Newspaper owners may go to European courts to fight state-underpinned regulation of the press, according to Times executive editor Roger Alton. Read the full story

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Independent press regulator could appear in three to four months

A Trinity Mirror executive has suggested that a new self-regulator for the press could be created within three to four months. Read the full story

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Lords urge Cameron to resist ‘over-mighty’ press

A former conservative cabinet minister has urged the government to ignore efforts by the press to “weaken” Parliament-backed regulation. Read the full story

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‘Leveson-compliant’ regulation set for early 2013

Press Complaints Commission chairman Lord Hunt hopes a new ‘Leveson-compliant’ regulator will be in place in the early part of next year. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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Sun ‘turning away whistleblowers’ over police fear

Brian Flynn, the investigations editor of the Sun, has claimed that the police investigation into bribery has deterred the paper from pursuing public interest stories from public-sector whistle-blowers, according to Press Gazette. Read the full story

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Academics attack Guardian’s opposition to statutory regulation

Academics have joined press reform group Hacked Off in attacking the Guardian‘s stance against statutory regulation of the press. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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“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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