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 Offsite Article: The Leveson Report...


Link Here 29th November 2012  full story: Leveson Report...Proposal to appoint Ofcom as the UK's newspaper censor
An inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

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 Offsite Article: Leveson Goes Too Far...


Link Here 30th November 2012  full story: Leveson Report...Proposal to appoint Ofcom as the UK's newspaper censor
Kirsty Hughes outlines Index's issues with the press inquiry's recommendations. Lord Justice Leveson's report could determine the path of the press in Britain for years to come.

See article from indexoncensorship.org

 

 Offsite Article: Ofcom to be Appointed as UK's Newspaper Censor...


Link Here 30th November 2012  full story: Leveson Report...Proposal to appoint Ofcom as the UK's newspaper censor
The Guardian outlines the Leveson's censorship proposals

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 Offsite Article: It is the web, not the press, that must be brought under control...


Link Here 3rd December 2012  full story: Leveson Report...Proposal to appoint Ofcom as the UK's newspaper censor
Presumably Boris Johnson is outlining his ideas in support of a Leveson compromise for his mate Dave. More hassle for internet publishers and a demand for newspapers to set up something themselves, but quickly

See article from guardian.co.uk

 

 Offsite Article: Leveson: a licence to police press freedom...


Link Here 8th December 2012  full story: Leveson Report...Proposal to appoint Ofcom as the UK's newspaper censor
The dangers inherent in Lord Justice Leveson's report do not end with the controversy over statutory underpinning for a new press regulator. By Mick Hume

See article from spiked-online.com

 

 Update: Unjust law rejected for the 2nd time...

Government rejects Lords attempt to enact a nasty press censorship law forcing newspapers to submit to censorship or else lose the right to justice and a fair trial


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House of Commons logoThe Government has rejected for a second time amendments from peers seeking press cenorship.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland insisted it would be simply not appropriate to include within the Investigatory Powers Bill changes designed to ensure costs are awarded against newspaper and media organisations in press censorship cases.

Pro-censorship peers have repeatedly sought to amend the Bill so it implements a key part of the Leveson Inquiry report forcing newspapers and the media to submit to censorship.

MPs voted to reject the latest Lords amendments by 295 votes to 245, a majority of 50.

Ministers are currently conducting a ten-week consultation which includes examining whether to implement legislation which would force newspapers to pay all of the costs of libel or privacy actions brought against them -- even if they win their case. This injustice would not apply to publications which sign up to a new state-backed press censor.

Labour is inevitably supporting this censorship attempt with Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott saying:

Labour fully supports this set of amendments to the Investigatory Powers Bill and on this side of the House we have consistently and genuinely called for the Leveson recommendations to be implemented in full.

SNP justice spokeswoman Joanna Cherry also supported the injustice and censorship saying:

Those who have not hacked, do not hack phones and do not intend to hack telephones or indeed emails have nothing to fear from these provisions.

But Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said:

This is an absolutely dreadful amendment. It should be thrown out, rejected, sent back to the House of Lords. It is fundamentally wrong. It seeks to punish those who may be innocent, to fine them for telling the truth, for saying things that people in power do not like. It goes to the heart of our free press and it should be thrown in the bin.