Self-Regulation and the Press Council – Louis Blom-Cooper on the lessons of the 1980s

6 12 2011

In a fascinating piece in the latest Index on Censorship magazine, Julian Petley suggests that the Leveson Inquiry represents a “twice in a lifetime opportunity to reform the behaviour of the press and the manner in which it is regulated“.  “Twice in a lifetime” because, we have “been there before” in the 1980s.  At that time, the excessive behaviour of the popular press led to a number of private members bills and debate on press standards. Read the rest of this entry »





“Prior protection”: Davies and Campbell are right – Carl Gardner

6 12 2011

On 1 December 2011 Alistair Campbell blogged about his appearance and evidence to the Leveson inquiry.  He had plenty to say, but I won’t repeat it – read the transcript of his evidence, and the statement he provided.  What interests me especially is what he writes in that blogpost about the regime of regulation that should replace the PCC. He says Read the rest of this entry »