News: Opinion Poll, 63% think newspapers should face statutory regulation

11 10 2013

opinion_pollIn an Opinion Poll carried out by ComRes for ITN News [pdf], 63% of respondents agreed that “The newspaper industry does not seem to have learned the lessons from the hacking scandal and should face statutory regulation“.  Only 16% of respondents disagreed.  The poll was carried out on 4 to 6 October 2013.  it was reported by ITN but not by in any newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: “We must have statutory regulation – and liberation – of the press” – Carl Gardner

29 11 2012

If you’re interested in legally minded reports about how the press should be regulated, then there’s something you should read before tomorrow. Sir David Calcutt QC’s 1993 Review of Press Self-Regulation is worth another look, nearly twenty years on. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Accountability after the Phone Hacking Inquiry – Damian Carney

1 09 2012

Dr Damian Carney proposes the setting up of a new regulatory body for the press providing strong remedies for complainants, better internal controls on ethics and complaints – and enough independence from government and industry to appease the general public

In the first edition of The Phone Hacking Scandal, I put forward a number of arguments as to why I believe a form of statutory regulation of the printed media is the only way forward to deal with the issues which have been raised by the Leveson Inquiry, and identified some features which I felt the new statutory based regulator should have. Read the rest of this entry »