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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Leveson Report Author Declines To Involve Himself In Debate Over Press Regulation

Lord Justice Leveson, who led the inquiry into press practices, is now facing down MPs after he said he does not want to enter into a public discussion over whether press regulation reform should follow press suggestions or those emerging from the government side. Lord Leveson said it would be "inappropriate" for him to weigh in, continuing, "I have said all I can say on the topic. Many many people have asked me to give speeches and keynote lectures – they come in every week. I'm afraid that what I said on 29 November 2012 remains my view: I've done my best, it is for others to decide how to take this forward. It would be wrong for a serving judge to step into the political domain." He is slated to testify before a Parliamentary committee on October 10.

More here from the Guardian.

Meanwhile, the media continues to push for self-regulation.

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