This is the final part of Lara Fielden’s analysis of the Leveson Proposals in the context of overseas models of press regulation. The first part was published on 30 December 2012.
Leveson makes three core recommendations on the way the new regulatory body should be organised (summarised in The Leveson Inquiry Report Volume 4 at p.1759 (Figure K7.1) and p.1777 Figure K7.2). He proposes it should have three arms: complaint handling, standards enforcement and the arbitration service. Continue reading
In drafting his recommendations for reformed press regulation in the UK, Lord Justice Leveson has looked with evident interest at how things are done overseas. A chapter of his report considers ‘international comparators’ (Part K, Chap 5) and while none can provide an off-the-shelf blueprint for future regulation in the British context, elements of a variety of overseas models form key components of his proposals for a voluntary, independent, self-regulatory framework. Continue reading