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British judge: Press should be regulated

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Recommendations brought about by the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal include a suggestion that the British media set up its own regulatory agency, supported by law, to keep it in check:


  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I read that Cameron is reluctant to act on Levenson's recommendations. I wonder why ...
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Haha. Those crazy Brits and their history of monarchy. Shoulda thought of freedom of speech a thousand years ago -- that and flouride!
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

  5. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    I would never advocate government censorship of the press, which is basically what this amounts to. But I think it can be fairly stated that if this does come to pass, the British press will only have itself to blame. They've pretty much run amok for a generation.
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