24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Leveson Adviser Says Mandatory Press Regulation Is Illegal

A key adviser to Lord Justice Leveson claims his last-resort option for compulsory press regulation if they did not join voluntarily could be illegal.

The judge's report recommended an independent self-regulatory body for the industry backed up by legislation.

But, if newspapers did not sign up to that, he said politicians might need to consider compulsory regulation.

Liberty's Shami Chakrabarti said she could not support this as it would breach the Human Rights Act.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.