What redress should be available for breach of standards? – Desmond Browne QC

18 10 2011

On 12 October 2011 Desmond Browne QC gave this presentation to the third Leveson Inquiry Seminar, “Supporting a free press and high standards – approaches to Regulation”.

My brief is to examine the question what redress should be available to a victim of  a breach of standards. Obviously there are two routes: (1) through the courts, and (2) through a regulator. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Reuters Institute Debate – The News International Scandal and the Rights of Journalism

18 10 2011

While the Leveson Inquiry continues to dominate headlines with impassioned and controversial speeches articulating the tabloid culture and values by Trevor Kavanagh, Paul Dacre and Kelvin Mackenzie, The Reuters Institute held a debate  entitled “The News International Scandal and the Rights of Journalism”  last Monday 11 October 2011 at the RSA in the Strand. Read the rest of this entry »