A new Hacked Off report is published today to mark the fourth anniversary of the sham press regulator “IPSO”. It details a number of recent cases of press abuse, demonstrating that nothing has changed since IPSO was set up.
The report includes quotes from recent victims of press abuse, some of whom have not spoken previously. It can be read in full here.
Upon release of the publication, Hacked Off Chairman Hugh Tomlinson QC said,
“Former Prime Minister David Cameron described the experience of press abuse, as suffered by ordinary people, as being “thrown to the wolves”. This report details a number of cases which demonstrate that six years since the Leveson Report was published, innocent members of the public are still being thrown to the wolves.
“Thrown to the Wolves” is published to mark the fourth anniversary of the failed press complaints handler the PCC’s rebranding as “IPSO”. It exposes the industry’s claims to have established effective press regulation as a self-serving myth. Many of these appalling cases of press misconduct and abuse occurred over the last 12 months. Nothing has changed since the Leveson Report.
The words in the publication of the bereaved mothers Heather Teale and Figen Murray, who were cruelly mistreated by reporters in the midst of their grief, speak for themselves. No-one should have to endure what they have been put through by the press.
The message to Parliament is clear: the abuse of ordinary people at the hands of wealthy and powerful newspapers continues, and the number of victims is growing. It is essential that the Leveson reforms are properly implemented, and that we proceed with Part Two of the Inquiry.”
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