An Inquiry Into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press: Executive Summary

HC 779

Lord Justice Leveson
TSO (The Stationery Office)

The Executive Summary of the four volume Leveson Inquiry Report.

The Leveson Inquiry was set up to examine the culture, practices and ethics of the press, and its report covers the following:

  • The Inquiry

  • The Press and the Public Interest

  • The Press

  • Standards

  • Crossing Legal Boundaries: the Criminal and Civil Law

  • The Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press: the Press and the Public

  • The Press and the Police: the Relationship

  • The Press and Data Protection

  • The Press and Politicians

  • Aspects of Regulation; the Law and the Press Complaints Commission

  • Regulatory Models for the Future

  • Summary of Recommendations.

The report sets out 92 recommendations, including:

  • That an independent self-regulatory regime should be established and governed by an Independent Board

  • That the Board should adopt a standards code advised by a Code Committee

  • That an independent and effective system of self-regulation is needed.

  • That Party leaders, ministers and opposition spokesmen should consider publishing any long term relationships with media proprietors or newspaper editors and provide details of all meetings with media proprietors etc. on a quarterly basis.

Extent 46 pages ISBN 9780102981100
Size A4 Price £16.00
Format Paperback Published 29 Nov 2012
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