Phone Hacking and the Press: do we now need statutory press regulation?

10 07 2011

This week’s News International phone hacking meltdown has brought the question of media regulation to the forefront of political debate.   A number of commentators (see, for example the Angry Mob blog) have drawn attention to David Cameron’s remarkable U turn on the subject of the PCC – in two months it has been transformed from a body which “has come on a lot in recent years” to one which was “ineffective and lacking in rigour”.  Read the rest of this entry »