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Just How Self-Regulating Should We Allow the Press to Be?

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: JG0001, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Brian Cathcart

Just How Self-Regulating Should We Allow the Press to Be?

More than a year after publication of the Leveson Report, opinions have polarised about the future of press regulation. On one side stand allies of campaign group Hacked Off, which argues for a tough new self-regulatory regime overseen by a body - shorn of political patronage or editorial interference - that can truly be called independent. On the other looms a powerful coalition of national and regional newspaper editors and executives, who propose their own, industry-run, regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) - which critics dismiss as a rehash of the soon-to-be-abolished Press Complaints Commission (PCC). This one-off debate will see our very own Professor Brian Cathcart, director of Hacked Off, argue the case for fully independent regulation, while PCC director of transition Michael McManus champions the IPSO proposals and consultant Alison Hastings defends the PCC's own record.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Beth Bewster
Tel: 02084172667
Email: B.Brewster@kingston.ac.uk

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