The Hacked Off Campaign was established in 2011 in response to the phone-hacking revelations and campaigns for a free and accountable press for the public.
We work closely with victims of press abuse and are happy to help advise all members of the public. We are not affiliated to any political party.
In 2012, Sir Brian Leveson published Part One of his report into the press and regulation, and recommended (like others before him) that the press be regulated by a completely independent system; with punitive powers, arbitration and prominent corrections & apologies.
The Leveson report showed how it was possible to protect ordinary people from cruel and unethical treatment by the press while at the same time safeguarding and enhancing freedom of expression.
In March 2013, the three main political parties supported the implementation of Leveson’s reforms, and so did the public. In fact more than 175,000 people signed our petition calling for immediate implementation.
7 years later however, this has still not happened. Press abuse continues and in the place of the PCC, the majority of newspapers in the UK are ‘regulated’ by another toothless complaints-handling body, IPSO.
We are committed to holding power to account and building a press which works for everyone.
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Hugh Tomlinson QC
Board Chair, Matrix Chambers
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Board member, University of Westminster
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