Factbox: Key findings from inquiry into UK press

LONDON Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:18am EST

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LONDON (Reuters) - A senior judge who presided over a year-long inquiry into the standards and ethics of the British press delivered his verdict on Thursday.

Prime Minister David Cameron set up the inquiry, headed by Lord Justice Brian Leveson, following public outrage at revelations that journalists from Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World newspaper had hacked into voicemails on the mobile phone of a missing schoolgirl who was later found murdered.

Here are the main findings of Leveson, who heard evidence from hundreds of witnesses including Cameron, former prime ministers, newspaper owners such as Murdoch as well as celebrities and others affected by the press.

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