Hacked Off campaigns for a free and accountable press. Established in 2011, it has become an influential movement for change in UK press regulation policy. More than 175,000 members of the public signed our petition calling for implementation of the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry. We also work with, and have the support of, many victims of press abuses. Hacked Off is working for the implementation of the cross-party royal charter on the press and the establishment of effective and independent self-regulation for newspapers in line with the Leveson recommendations. We and our supporters want to ensure that the public are better protected against unscrupulous press practices in the future, and are provided with affordable, fair and straightforward redress when things go wrong.
In 2011, Hacked Off helped bring about a public inquiry into press practices. Once Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry was under way we helped victims of press abuse tell their stories, including phone hacking, stalking, bullying and harassment.
After an exhaustive inquiry lasting nearly a year and a half, Lord Justice Leveson delivered his recommendations in late November 2012. Hacked Off now wants to ensure that the recommendations of this independent judge, appointed by Government to scrutinise our system of press regulation are given a fair hearing. Working closely with victims of various press abuses, and on their behalf, Hacked Off believes that now is the time for Britain to have a better press that is answerable to the public it is supposed to serve.
How you can help
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the British media. Make sure that you are involved. Please show your support for the victims of press abuses by signing our petition. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to ensure that you are part of the change which will help deliver a freer and more accountable press in the UK.
Whatever the press decide to print about attempts to continue with the failed system of self-regulation, the editors and owners of most national papers have set their faces against change and are determined to carry on as before. So we have a battle on our hands to ensure that the public are told all of the facts. Share this website with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, because this time we can’t rely on the press.