Sunday, 28 April 2013

Hacked Off: Briefing on the Press Charter

From: john@hackinginquiry.org [mailto:john@hackinginquiry.org]
Sent: 26 April 2013 14:48
To: JONES, Graham
Subject: Hacked Off: Briefing on the Press Charter

Download Document(s): PressRoyalCharter.FINAL.pdf 
Dear Mr Jones, Please find attached a briefing setting out the key failings of the press charter published yesterday and supported by some sections of the press.

The press charter has many weaknesses which the briefing explains in more detail however key issues include:
The press charter fails to implement Lord Justice Leveson's proposals for the processes required to establish both an independent Recognition Panel and an independent press self-regulator

The press continue to act in their own interests and have ignored numerous independent polls conducted over the last year which demonstrate 75% of the public support an independent press regulator

The press has ignored the democratic will of both Houses of Parliament which has been expressed supporting a Leveson-compliant Royal Charter. The Leveson Charter was delivered through cross-party consensus and implements Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations
I hope you find this briefing helpful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,
John Dickinson-Lilley
Head of Government and Parliamentary Relations
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