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Opinion: Press bosses try to have their cake and eat it – Brian Cathcart

Sir David NormingtonHaving lost the public argument about press self-regulation, the big newspaper companies are now trying to get their way by other means. Letters published online show that over the past month press bosses have tried to strong-arm Sir David Normington the official responsible for the first step in appointing the Royal Charter body that will inspect future press self-regulators. Continue reading

Desperate newspaper bosses go back to court – Brian Cathcart

lord-blackHaving seen their bid to block the Royal Charter thoroughly rubbished by two High Court judges on 30 October, the big newspaper groups are going back for more. A statement from PressBoF, the people behind the discredited Press Complaints Commission, said it was appealing against the judges’ refusal of permission for a judicial review of the Privy Council’s decision to reject its bid for a Royal Charter.  Continue reading

News: Court rejects PressBoF’s application for a Royal Charter injunction [Updated]

Royal CourtsThe application by PressBoF for an injunction to restrain the consideration by the Privy Council of the Cross-Party Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf] was dismissed today after a hearing before Richards LJ and Sales J.   The Court also refused PressBoF permission to apply for judicial review of the Privy Council’s rejection of its proposed Royal Charter on the basis that there was no arguable case. Continue reading

Opinion: The press can’t decide if they’re for press freedom or against it – Des Freedman

Press on SaleWeekends are supposed to be for calm reflection of the week that has passed and some rest before the challenges of the week to come. Not this last weekend where dozens of articles appeared in our newspapers raging against the ‘licensing’ of the press in the light of the proposed Parliamentary Royal Charter on press self-regulation, marking the next stage in a peculiar struggle for liberty that is led by some of the most privileged voices in the country. Continue reading

For the Public Benefit: Why Everyone Should Back the Royal Charter on Press Self-Regulation – Brian Cathcart

Press regulation dealMuch of the press has wildly misread the public mood on press reform. After a weekend of Leveson-bashing and breathless attacks on the Royal Charter agreed by parliament, a new poll conducted by YouGov for the Media Standards Trust and reported in the Guardian shows public backing for the judge’s reform to be as strong as ever. Continue reading

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