Tag Archives: Leveson

Do the public even know what ‘statutory’ means?

Do we need statutory regulation of the press?  Perhaps the press should be regulated, but in a non-statutory way?  Or maybe we need statutory under-pinning of any regulation?  As the row about Lord Justice Leveson’s report has raged, I’ve wondered about another question: do the public even know what ‘statutory’ means? Let alone statutory under-pinning, […]

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The Face of the Free Press Post-Leveson?

                What does not touch the heart, or come home to the feelings, goes comparatively for little or nothing. So wrote William Hazlitt in his 1826 essay ‘On Reason and Imagination’. Hazlitt’s remarks capture the prevailing attitudes towards press freedom surrounding the Leveson inquiry. Yes Leveson affirms press […]

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