Sunday, 2 December 2012

Leveson Inquiry

Lord Justice Leveson has published his report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. His detailed and thorough inquiry was commissioned following the news in 2011 that Milly Dowler’s phone had been hacked. It heard evidence from hundreds of witnesses including many victims of abuse by the press, like the parents of Madeleine McCann.

In his report Lord Justice Leveson has proposed a new genuinely independent regulator of the press, with effective powers to protect the victims of abuse. He gives the responsibility for establishing this system to the press, but calls for a new law to ensure that this new system meets minimum requirements.

The Labour Party supports the recommendations of the Leveson Report and believes they should be implemented swiftly.

On behalf of every decent British citizen who wants protection for people like the Dowlers. Who wants a truly free press. A press that can expose abuse of power without abusing its own. We must act."

If you agree with Labour and thousands of others from all walks of life you can sign the Hacked Off petition calling for full implementation of Leveson by clicking here.

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