UK inquiry calls for press law after hacking scandal
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 03:57
Nov. 29 - Judge Brian Leveson recommends the creation of a new press regulation organization backed by law after a nine-month inquiry into the conduct of British newspapers. Rough Cut (no narration).
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A far-reaching inquiry into British newspapers has called for a new independent body to regulate the press, backed by law, to prevent a repeat of the excesses which led to a phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.
Senior judge Brian Leveson said the recommendations would in no way allow parliament to regulate the newspapers, but his proposals will put Prime Minister David Cameron on a collision course with an already hostile press and senior members of his government if he accepts the findings.
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