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July 08, 2011

British PM Criticizes Press Regulation Body

In the wake of the scandal surrounding British tabloid The News of the World, Prime Minister David Cameron argued that the system currently in place to regulate the British media is a failure. The (unregulated) New York Times reports:

The repercussions from the crisis also spread to the question of media regulation.

At a hastily convened news conference to unveil his plans for inquiries, Mr. Cameron also proposed an extraordinary tightening of limits on the behavior of the freewheeling British press, which prides itself on investigative prowess far beyond the tabloid titillation with which some of its titles are associated.

“I believe we need a new system entirely,” Mr. Cameron declared, saying that self-regulation by an industry body called the Press Complaints Commission had “failed.”

Posted by GI at July 8, 2011 10:33 AM

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