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The Leveson Inquiry: There’s a bargain to be struck over media freedom and regulation
n A balanced outcome from the inquiry could both strengthen the legal defences for good journalism done in the public interest and create incentives for regulation which does not rely on statutory backing. Both the law and regulation must make more use of an effective public interest test. George Brock
, The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, 2012
The Leveson report will be good for freedom
Although regulation is the word widely used (often pejoratively), what it should mean here is the industry having due process, effectively applied standards and accountability, and effective redress, none of which is objectionable, and has been supported by virtually all the press insiders in their submissions to Leveson. Peter Lloyd
, Free Society
, 26 September 2012
Leveson revealed the tabloid tribe and their weird customs
They are strange creatures, the tabloid hackery. Too often they fit the film stereotype of the man in the trilby hat complete with a "press" label and long raincoat smoking a cigarette – with a taste for loose women and even looser morals. John Mair
, 24 September 2012
Summing up what we’ve learnt on Leveson, Murdoch and law
The fuss has died down as the inquiry has piled up a mountain of facts and opinions. Politicians have realised that the interest in the scandal outside the worlds of media and politics has faded. George Brock
, May 2012
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