You will have heard a great deal, by now, of the movements where press regulation is concerned. Freedoms of the Press is, we believe, under attack from outside influences who don’t really understand the damage they might inflict.
The Hacked Off pressure group is wildly grasping at straws to make sure Leveson 2 is paid for by tax payers, and, that the Government cannot back out from imposing “unlimited costs” on the industry as laid out in Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act.
The government, in the meantime, is holding a consultation on whether or not to implement sections 34-40 of the Crime and Courts Act, now that it has formerly recognised a press regulator in the shape of IMPRESS.
In the meantime the industry as formed its own regulator, IPSO, which journalists will tell you is significantly more scrupulous than its former incarnation.
This Institute will put in a submission, but you, too, can have your say. There are six questions to answer, which won’t take long. Below are links to the findings from our consultation with members and the questions that the government is asking. A link to the online submission form may be found there, too.
Have your say on the Consultation – one person who does know this game is journalists like you!