Behind the headlines: lawyers weigh up impact of Leveson reforms on media work
After eight months, 300 witnesses and 2,000 pages, Lord Justice Leveson finally published his long-awaited report into the culture, practice and ethics of the press last week, calling for the biggest shake-up of media law in years. At the centre of the report is his recommendation for a new, tougher system of media self-regulation supported by legislative backing, with a statutory body such as Ofcom handed responsibility to monitor the press.
Whatever the outcome of Leveson’s proposals, media practices face an uncertain future. Suzanna Ring reports
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