UK's Cameron warns against new laws for press

LONDON Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:22am EST

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street in London November 29, 2012. A far-reaching inquiry into British newspapers called for a new independent watchdog enshrined in law to regulate the press, to prevent a repeat of the excesses which led to a phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street in London November 29, 2012. A far-reaching inquiry into British newspapers called for a new independent watchdog enshrined in law to regulate the press, to prevent a repeat of the excesses which led to a phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.

Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday he supported the findings of a far-reaching inquiry into the British media, but said he was not in favor of new legislation to regulate the press.

"For the first time we would have crossed the rubicon of writing elements of press regulation into the law of the land. We should I believe be wary of any legislation," Cameron told parliament.

(Reporting by Mohammed Abbas, editing by Matt Falloon)

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