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Day: 15 May 2014

UK Press Regulation Update: A Very British Fudge – Damian Tambini

Damian_Tambini_4489-cropped-150x150In the coming weeks the new press regulator IPSO will unveil it’s board and officially launch. We can also expect an announcement about the  Recognition Panel established under the Royal Charter to audit the new system of newspaper self-regulation. Those expecting to finally see the implementation of Leveson’s reforms are likely to be disappointed however, argues Damian Tambini. Continue reading

Tweeting about UKIP: political expression and the Cambridge police – Tamsin Allen

Cambridge NewsVictims of crime in Cambridge might have been surprised to read that two officers from the Cambridgeshire police force recently visited a person who had not committed any crime, at the behest of a political party who did not like what he had tweeted, and asked him to remove his tweet.  Happily, the tweeter in question (@MichaelAbberton) was concerned enough to contact the media, outrage has ensued and Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire has accepted that police attendance was not required.  Continue reading

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