Implement the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry, regarding press regulation, in full
Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
We call upon the government to implement, in full, the recommendations of Leveson LJ following his inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.
Over the last 70 years the printed press has repeatedly and consistently demonstrated that it is incapable of adequately regulating itself. A free press is a just and essential requirement of a democratic society, but the power that the press wields cannot be allowed to be abused to serve the powerful and privileged.
The broadcast media has long been governed by the statute-backed Ofcom, without its independence and effectiveness being compromised. We regret the suggestion that such a regulator would weaken the printed press.
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