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Views on the national and local newspapers’ alternative Royal Charter

by | 29th, April 2013

A RIVAL Royal Charter for press self-regulation has been drawn up by publishers in the news business. The Government’s Royal Charter is not to their liking. (Read it in full here.)

The Newspaper Society explains:

“This initiative by the UK’s national, regional and magazine publishers completely accepts the need for a new regulator to be recognised by a genuinely independent body which was a central conclusion of the Leveson Inquiry and aims to help move the debate about the future regulation of the press to a constructive conclusion. Importantly, there will be a public consultation on the industry’s proposals giving newspaper and magazine readers the chance to have their say a consultation that the Government has refused for its state-sponsored scheme.

“The industry’s proposal is closely based on the draft Royal Charter published on 12 February which had been painstakingly negotiated with national and local newspapers and magazines, and accepted by Ministers. It is a workable, practical way swiftly to deliver the Leveson recommendations, which the industry accepts, without any form of state-sponsored regulation that would endanger freedom of speech. It has widespread backing across the industry. It will deliver a system of regulation which will provide real protection for the public and which offers:

tough sanctions,

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