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Madeleine McCann: Do Libel Laws Damage The Investigation?

by | 22nd, November 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

IN The New Year, a House of Commons inquiry will investigate press standards, privacy and libel laws.

The cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee is now looking for views on a wide range of key topics affecting the press from newspaper publishers and any other interested parties.

The case of missing Madeleine McCann will be high on the agenda.

The Committee will ask why the self-regulatory regime was not used in this case after libel payouts were made to the girls parents, their friends and Robert Murat. All innocent.

The Committee also wants to know why the PCC has not invoked its own inquiry and whether the successful action against Express Newspapers by the McCanns indicates a serious weakness with the self-regulatory regime.

What is the job of the press? And do libel laws prevent a full and frank discussion and an open investigation?

Madeleine McCann: no suspects; no crime; no sign of the missing child…

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