Chief Executive Martyn Evans comments on Leveson Report

29/11/2012

 

 

Responding to the publication of the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press, Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of Carnegie UK Trust said:

“We are pleased that Lord Leveson has concluded that the status quo is not an option.  We need a newspaper industry which can be held to account but without fearing that its freedom to report the news is restricted through heavy handed government regulation.

The proposals put forward by Lord Justice Leveson have, in our view, successfully balanced these competing interests by providing independence to the press regulator, and new powers to ensure people get fair redress, without unduly limiting freedom of expression.  Our research into public attitudes suggests that the balance that has been struck in Lord Leveson’s report will be supported by the public.”

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