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A “two-fingered salute” to the Leveson Inquiry

by | 29th, February 2012

AS THE Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press trundles on, online magazine spiked launches an “intellectual two-fingered salute to the creeping conformism and censoriousness being unleashed by the Leveson process”.

Explaining the decision to launch a “Counter-Leveson Inquiry”,  spiked  editor Brendan O’Neill said the magazine intends to “carry a torch for press freedom”. The campaign will “put the case against Leveson, against judges and police getting to tell the press what its ethics should be, and against any stricture whatsoever on the right of the press, whether highbrow or low-rent, to investigate and publish what it sees fit”.

The launch came just before James Murdoch announced his recognition as chairman of News International and as the Leveson inquiry, launched after the phone-hacking scandal came to a head last summer, continues its investigations into the relationship between the police and the press.

Spiked critiqued the Leveson process from the outset, warning that it

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