Consultation on Leveson: The press has no case at all

15 Nov
The government’s consultation on the press: Amber Rudd and Karen Bradley are trying to deceive the public

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have launched a public consultation on the press, but in flagrant breach of the spirit of honest consultation they are twisting the truth and loading the odds. The full online document runs to 35 deeply flawed pages, but this article analyses only the short introduction written

28 May
Effective press regulation will happen: Five reasons to be confident Leveson will be implemented

Brian Cathcart The big corporate papers are encouraging the idea that the result of the general election means the end of the Leveson process. Although this claim is hardly surprising given their wild-eyed desperation to avoid any form of meaningful accountability, it is wrong. Here are five reasons to be confident that independent, effective press

30 Jan
Broadcasters back Leveson

The Times today publishes a letter from 11 highly distinguished UK broadcasters, [paywall] including the former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, the comedian, Rory Bremner, former Today Programme Editor, Kevin Marsh and the director and producer Peter Kosminsky, rebutting the claim that effective regulation poses any threat to freedom of the press. “Far from

16 Jan
Hacked Off publish DCMS bill to enact Leveson, opening consultation on press reform

Hacked Off, the campaign group which represents victims of press intrusion, is stepping up the pressure on politicians to act swiftly to adopt reforms to press regulation,  opening a consultation on four draft bills which implement the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry. For the first time, a working draft of a bill by officials at the

16 Jan
Hacked Off launch consultation on the Leveson Bill

Since Lord Justice Leveson published his recommendations seven weeks ago, we’ve seen a flurry of activity. Three draft bills have been published – by Labour, the Lib Dem peer Lord Lester, and Hacked Off – all of which aim to put the Report into practice. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have also produced