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5 Things to Know About the U.K. Press Regulation Compromise

5 Things to Know About the U.K. Press Regulation Compromise | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it

LONDON - After months of wrangling, Britain's political parties have reached a compromise that will establish a new press regulator based on suggestions of the Leveson Inquiry, which was launched in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.

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Publishers, such as News Corp.'s News International, as well as the owners of the Telegraph and Daily Mail newspapers, have been opposed to statutory regulation, and it will be interesting to see if they interpret the final compromise as acceptable or not.

 

All parties have said that victims of press abuse will be big winners. Hacked Off, the non-profit supported by the likes of Hugh Grant, lauded the new royal charter.

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Press scheme 'will work and endure' news regulation on British media

Press scheme 'will work and endure' news regulation on British media | DSLR video and Photography | Scoop.it

Media organisations are deciding how to respond to proposals agreed by the main political parties, amid deep divisions over the implications for Britain's centuries-old tradition of press freedom.

 
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Some of the biggest national newspaper publishers warned last night that there are a number of "deeply contentious issues" surrounding the scheme unveiled in Parliament, which have still to be resolved.

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