Hacked Off worked with the victims of various press abuses, including serial libel, hacking, intrusion and intimidation to help bring about Leveson’s public inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press.
Hacked Off are continuing to do all that we can, now that Leveson has announced his recommendations, to ensure that the Government respond to them as the victims think is fair and appropriate.
Prime Minister David Cameron poignantly described the test of the Inquiry in his own testimony: ‘It’s not: do the politicians or the press feel happy with what we get? It’s: are we really protecting people who have been caught up and absolutely thrown to the wolves by this process? If the families like the Dowlers feel this has really changed the way they would have been treated, we would have done our job properly.’ So far, David Cameron has ignored his own test, and the tabloid press are only covering the facts about Leveson which suit them.
This is what happened in the previous press inquiries of 1947, 1953, 1962, 1969, 1977, 1990 and 1993. Before the Internet, the press had no one forcing them to report their own wrongdoing.
Now, we can show the Government that there is public support for real press reform. You can help in the following ways:
Make sure that this time, the victims of press abuse see real justice for their suffering.
Read the victims’ stories here.