LONDON, July 8 Britain's Prime Minister David
Cameron on Friday called for a new system of press regulation in
the wake of the closure of the News of the World newspaper.
"I believe we need a new system entirely, it will be for the
enquiry to recommend what the system should be like but my
starting presumption is that it should be truly independent,
independent from the press, so that the public will know that
newspapers will never again be solely responsible for policing
themselves but vitally independent from government, so that the
public will know that politicians are not trying to control or
muzzle the press that must be free to hold politicians to
This new system of regulation will strike the balance
between an individuals' right to privacy and what is in the
public interest, he said.
Cameron was speaking at an urgent news conference at his
Downing Street office called in the wake of the closure of the
News of World newspaper.
(Reporting by Keith Weir and Neil Maidment)