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Press Ethics /Regulation... what should happen

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Shami Chakrabarti, who was an advisor to Leveson and a supporter of implementing his recommendations, clarifies her position, and much else also, here:

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/2012/liberty-leveson-and-the-culture-practice-and-ethics-of-t.php

and here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/dec/02/shami-chakrabarti-clarifies-liberty-leveson-backing

re, your question: Which is more important, that the press don't want it, or that most of the public do? Should there not be another question first? Doses the public know what Leveson is proposing?

It really is worth reading, as it covers so many misinterpretations of Leveson's report. For example, Leveson does not recommend compulsory statutory regulation of the press and Liberty believes that he is right not to do so.

She was interviewed about this on R5L this morning, too. Very illuminating.

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Shami Chakrabarti, who was an advisor to Leveson and a supporter of implementing his recommendations, clarifies her position, and much else also, here:

http://www.liberty-h...ethics-of-t.php

and here:

http://www.guardian....leveson-backing

re, your question: Which is more important, that the press don't want it, or that most of the public do? Should there not be another question first? Doses the public know what Leveson is proposing?

It really is worth reading, as it covers so many misinterpretations of Leveson's report. For example, Leveson does not recommend compulsory statutory regulation of the press and Liberty believes that he is right not to do so.

She was interviewed about this on R5L this morning, too. Very illuminating.

In fairness the point I was trying to get a response on was the point the NO industry wants a statute backed regulator (which I think is a fair point)

I'm glad you're finally spelling Shami's name right.

And in answer to your question, the public often get what they want, they just don't necessarily understand what they are asking for.

Still a law guaranteeing freedom of the press would not be a bad thing in this country. But then I believe that neither is the legislation Leveson is suggestion (of which that is a part)

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How about this for an idea?

I have professional qualifications, which allow me to assume certain legal responsibilities. If I break the law in a serious way, the awarding body could, either of its own volition or at the request of the court, remove or suspend my certificates-to-practice.

At the very least, individual journalists should have a similar certificate-to-practice system. There should be an additional penalty-totting-up system for the editors and chief reporters in direct control of journalists.

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as long as there is also the power to remove Huge Rant's licence to appear in the media. :rolleyes:

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as long as there is also the power to remove Huge Rant's licence to appear in the media. :rolleyes:

Please... start a yougov petition I'll sign it right away!

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Please... start a yougov petition I'll sign it right away!

As Jack Whitehall said on HIGNFY, ''we should all sign up to hacked off; anything that keeps Hugh Grant too busy to return to acting has to be a good thing!'' :D

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Shami Chakrabarti, who was an advisor to Leveson and a supporter of implementing his recommendations, clarifies her position, and much else also, here:

http://www.liberty-h...ethics-of-t.php

Did anyone else think it was kind of funny that the Mail chose to attack the Leveson report by wilfully misrepresenting the views of someone they'd interviewed? Kind of undermined themselves a bit I thought.

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