Marko Milosavljevic, at the Journalism Department at the University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia, warns of the possible consequences of a statutory right of reply.

Since the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics began, three separate groups, the Press Complaints Commission, the ‘Roundtable’ group, and the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform (CCRM), have each put forward proposals for press reforms. The reforms proposed by the CCRM include the notion of a statutory right to reply, which would reserve prominent space for the subject of a story to respond. But how would this actually work in practice? Continue reading