Leveson - live coverage, reaction and analysis of press standards report

LIVE: Leveson report

LIVE: Leveson report

First published in Gwent news

Lord Justice Leveson, who has been inquiring into press standards and ethics, sets out his reform proposals today.

Victims of press intrusion are calling for an independent regulator, backed up by law and financial penalties, while newspaper editors fear that statutory regulation will limit press freedom.
 

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8:16am Fri 30 Nov 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

Quite predictively, it turns out that the prime minister doesn't want to implement any of Leveson's proposals at all(!) This is a government that knows it's in a weak position - well out of its depth. With all those skeletons that it has in the cupboard he fears the consequences of getting on the wrong side of the papers. Imho, this only goes to show how much disproportionate power the press has over government in this country. The press go on about their role in being 'the voice of the people', but instead it is their voice, spin on events and the vested interests of their media baron paymasters that we hear. For any one section of society to wield such influence over the supposed elected representatives of the people is profoundly anti-democratic.
Quite predictively, it turns out that the prime minister doesn't want to implement any of Leveson's proposals at all(!) This is a government that knows it's in a weak position - well out of its depth. With all those skeletons that it has in the cupboard he fears the consequences of getting on the wrong side of the papers. Imho, this only goes to show how much disproportionate power the press has over government in this country. The press go on about their role in being 'the voice of the people', but instead it is their voice, spin on events and the vested interests of their media baron paymasters that we hear. For any one section of society to wield such influence over the supposed elected representatives of the people is profoundly anti-democratic. Katie Re-Registered
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