Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: Leveson reforms scrutinized

13 06 2013

A series of policy briefs assessing the impact of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for reform of the press and the government’s plans for a Royal Charter are now available to download on the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Website. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: an Ethical Charter for the Press: how does it measure up to regulation overseas? – Lara Fielden

23 04 2013

FLJSLara FieldenWhat does the draft Royal Charter really mean when it sets out the three core touchstones of press regulation recommended by Lord Justice Leveson – that it is ‘voluntary’, ‘independent’ and ‘self-regulatory’? And how far are these qualities reflected in press regulation overseas? Read the rest of this entry »





How Radical are the Leveson Proposals? Lessons from Overseas, Part 2 – Lara Fielden

31 12 2012

Lara FieldenThis 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. Read the rest of this entry »





How Radical are the Leveson Proposals? Lessons from Overseas, Part 1 – Lara Fielden

30 12 2012

Leveson ReportIn 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. Read the rest of this entry »