Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry

19 02 2017

we-want-the-truth-e1484065099964As part of a campaign in favour of the commencement of the promised Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press” Hacked Off has published a document [pdf] refuting a number of the myths that have been promoted in the press concerning this Inquiry.  Read the rest of this entry »





YouGov Poll: Public supports section 40 and the independent audit of press regulators

16 01 2017

The month long press campaign against section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 has failed to make any impact on public opinion with nearly half the public thinking that section 40 is a good idea, with only one in ten against. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 6: The Public Benefits of Section 40 – Brian Cathcart

11 01 2017

LevesonThis is the sixth part of a response to the government consultation which concluded today.  It deals with the benefits of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 for the public and the press. Read the rest of this entry »





YouGov Poll: 57% favour tougher press regulation, 59% have no confidence in press regulation established by the newspapers

10 01 2017

Illustration depicting a sign with a public opinion concept.

Despite a one-sided propaganda campaign by the press to turn their readers against the Leveson reforms, a new YouGov poll [pdf] suggests that the vast majority of the public continue to want tougher regulation of the press, support the full package of  reforms and have no faith in the regulator set up by the newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 5: The Public Benefits of Section 40 – Brian Cathcart

10 01 2017

presentation1-1This is the fifth part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 4: Press Freedom and Charter Regulation – Brian Cathcart

10 01 2017

prpThis is the fourth part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »





A Response to the Leveson Consultation, Part 3: The State of Press Regulation – Brian Cathcart

9 01 2017

IPSOVSPCCThis is the third part of a response to the government consultation. More will follow. We will welcome your comments, and if you wish to register your views with the government, click here. Read the rest of this entry »