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Posted: December 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Implementing Leveson, the local press seeks to defend the indefensible

Over the past few weeks the national press has ramped up its dishonest and unprincipled campaign against the implementation of the Leveson recommendations.  It finances…

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Posted: December 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

Consultation on Leveson: The press has no case at all

by Brian Cathcart The Government has launched a public consultation on ‘The Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation’. You might think that when they consult in…

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Posted: November 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

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…

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Posted: November 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

IPSO Chair Moses has an accuracy problem

by Brian Cathcart As chair of IPSO, the tame regulator set up by the corporate national papers, Sir Alan Moses is responsible for upholding a…

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Posted: October 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

The Press and Section 40: Roy Greenslade and the Nightmare Scenario

By Professor Brian Cathcart In the long history of special pleading by our corporate national newspapers, the nightmare scenario has played a distinguished role. Few…

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Posted: October 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The relentless humiliation of IPSO and Sir Alan Moses – Brian Cathcart

The big national newspapers are on the warpath again about regulation, desperately promoting the supposed virtues of their pet regulator, IPSO, and warning hysterically that…

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