Would we be allowed to publish this gossip if Lord Leveson has his way with the press? Two key lawyers at the Leveson Inquiry…
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch was grilled for more than three hours by the Leveson Inquiry on phone hacking and media ethics on Wednesday in London, testifying that his frequent private meetings with British politicians are just part of "the game" and that the editorial influence he wields over his newspapers is "overestimated." With his [...]
In a fascinating piece for the spiked review of books, Mick Hume finds strong clues as to he source not only of Britain's sudden push for press regulation but also the details of the rules proposed by the Leveson Inquiry. The road map...Show More Summary
By John Stone Age of Autism has been highlighting the mis-directed UK media abuse inquiry headed by Lord Justice Leveson. Ostensibly set up after public concerns about intrusive journalism and political cronyism the inquiry somehow concluded a fortnight ago with...
There was a time during the Leveson Inquiry when Jeremy Hunt’s departure from the government was treated as almost inevitable by the media, including yours truly. But Number 10 backed… Continue reading The post Downing Street’s Maria Miller dilemma appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Leveson inquiry and the 2Day FM scandal highlight the reputational risks that data breaches pose and the need for businesses to adapt as attitudes to privacy and data protection evolve. 13 Dec 2012 3:07 PM
There were few surprises in the report from the 16 month Leveson inquiry into “the culture, practices and ethics” of the British press, but it did make a refreshing change to see some long-overdue attention paid to how women are (mis)represented in U.K. Show More Summary
David Cameron tells British tabloid and broadsheet editors that the "clock is ticking" for them following last week's Leveson Inquiry report. read more
"People will not assume that what they read on the Internet is trustworthy or that it carries any particular assurance or accuracy; it need be no more than one person's view." After that quote from The Leveson Inquiry report, released Nov. Show More Summary
On Thursday Lord Justice Leveson handed down his report into the British media. The Leveson inquiry was set up in the wake of the Murdoch media phone-hacking scandal and was tasked to interrogate "the culture, practice and ethics ofShow More Summary
Much of the response to the Leveson Inquiry has focused on the disappointment of the victims of phone hacking and other intrusions by the press that David Cameron is opposed… Continue reading The post Should we treat phone hacking victims as experts on press regulation? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
You know those films where a couple spend the first two acts hating each other until, possibly at night when it is raining, they realise they have been in love all along? It seems that following the Leveson Inquiry report, a winter romance is developing between the Mail on Sunday and the Human Rights Act. [...]
Dear Les, On Thursday afternoon I made a statement in Parliament on the Liberal Democrat response to the Leveson Inquiry. I spoke after the Prime Minister, to outline my view that we must implement Leveson’s plans for an effective new press watchdog, underpinned by legal guarantees. As you may have picked up, the Prime Minister [...]
The newspaper industry is apparently working this weekend on a new response to the Leveson inquiry. This should be an interesting exercise. Throughout all this imbroglio, the British press has… Continue reading The post The British press is still trapped in a fight for survival appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Guardian has posted an essay by J. K. Rowling regarding UK Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to reject the Leveson proposal to regulate the news media. Rowling and other victims of the press participated in the Leveson Inquiry in 2011 to assess the ethics of the British press, following a phone hacking scandal. Show More Summary
If you consider the level of ethical breaches, law-breaking, cozying with politicians and police, the British press comes off as a chaotic mess in the phone-hacking scandal. Something must be done! After nine months of investigating and studying the matter, Lord Justice Leveson delivered a nearly 2,000 page report, saying the U.K. Show More Summary
With only a few pages of the Leveson Inquiry devoted to internet regulation, was Lord Justice Leveson right to avoid the issue?Amid Lord Justice Leveson's 2,000 page report into the culture, practice and ethics of the press were around...Show More Summary
In the United Kingdom, the Leveson Inquiry into the "culture, practice and ethics of the press" has released its long-awaited awaited report, and the result is pretty much as expected (PDF): Assurances as to the value of a free press, coupled with calls for regulation of the press backed by law. Show More Summary
The first of many cross-party discussions on the response to the Leveson Inquiry lasted 30 minutes last night. The ‘frank’ meeting resulted in David Cameron agreeing to draft bill to… Continue reading The post Government to draft legislation on Leveson recommendations appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Every cloud, even one as large and grey as the Leveson Inquiry's report, has a silver lining. And Leveson's is that Shami Chakrabarti, having been a key adviser in this authoritarian process, can never again pose as Britain's Queen of Liberty; she can never again hold forth, complete with wobbling lip, on how important it [...]