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UK Considering "Independent" Regulator of Press

Free is better than regulated


The British press should have an independent regulator, underpinned by law, and with the power to fine, Judge Brian Leveson recommended in a long-awaited report sparked by a phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.

Judge Brian Leveson said he was not recommending that parliament set up a press regulator, but rather that the industry set up its own regulator, backed by a law.