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Media Accountability after the Phone Hacking Inquiry – Damian Carney

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. Continue reading

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