Leveson one year on: What future for press freedom?

One year on after Lord Justice Leveson published his inquiry into the ‘Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press,’ decisions about future press regulation are still far from being resolved. Is the Leveson report now discredited, or is all the muckraking and conspiracy theorising by the press a conscious attempt by ‘feral hacks’ to dodge his proposals? Is it really in the public interest to have a sanitised press or is the much touted public support for Leveson a cowardly case of hiding behind the coattails of the public? Is the Royal Charter proposal a pragmatic alternative to state diktat, or are its implications for free speech much worse? This debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas features an exceptional line-up of speakers and reveals all.

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