Media lawyers greet Tory royal charter for press regulation with mixed response
The Conservative Party's proposals for press regulation – released this week in the form of a draft royal charter – have met with a mixed reaction from media lawyers. The plans, which were drawn up independently of coalition partners the Liberal Democrats, come two months after the publication of Lord Justice Leveson's long-awaited report into the culture and ethics of the British media. Among the Tories' proposals is the creation of a 'recognition panel' to oversee, audit and approve a new independent press complaints regulator, with current and former editors and publishers not permitted to act as board members.
Royal charter proposals prompt questions as lawyers size up media law reforms
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