Implementing leveson: the press misrepresents a YouGov poll to advance a self-serving case against its own regulation – Hacked Off

5 01 2017

Opinon PollThe press has, over the past few weeks, been running a hysterical anti-Leveson campaign based on the absurd “falsehood that press freedom is under threat from IMPRESS” and a “vindictive tycoon”. Although “post truth” journalism is generally fact free, the press has seized on an opinion poll (commissioned by its industry body, the NMA) which, it claims, lends support to its anti-IMPRESS argument. Read the rest of this entry »


Judicial review claimants seek order quashing “misleading and unbalanced” Leveson Consultation

5 01 2017

high_courtTwo phone hacking victims and a news website have launched a judicial review of the Government’s consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation [pdf]. The Claim Form, which was issued on 15 December 2016, seeks declaration that the Consultation is unlawful and an order quashing it.   The Defendants are the Home Secretary and the Culture Secretary. Read the rest of this entry »