Media and regulation – further resources

Real Journalism After Leveson: how do we achieve it?
Speech by Angela Phillips at an event called ‘After Leveson: is citizen journalism the answer?’ on 8 June 2013.

The Leveson Inquiry
Website for the inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.

Press standards, privacy and libel
Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report, 24 February 2010.

Strong public support for press regulatory reform
Media Standards Trust poll on public attitudes to the PCC, 21 January 2010.

A More Accountable Press
Media Standards Trust report, including survey on trust, 9 February 2009. (PCC Chair responds to MST report)

Press must do more to entrench self-regulation
Speech by Sir Christopher Meyer, Manchester Art Gallery, 24 November 2008.

Self-regulation of the press
Inquiry by the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee, February & March 2007.

Future Broadcasting Regulation
By Robin Foster, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, January 2007.

Face the facts: if we don’t want a privacy law, we need to change our behaviour
By Deborah Orr, published in The Independent, 10 January 2007.

BBC Charter Review 2006
Archived site containing documents and information

PCC rejects complaint on Daily Express ‘Bombers’ headline
On the 27 July 2005, the Daily Express ran the front page headline ‘Bombers are all spongeing asylum seekers’ after the attempted London bombings of 21 July. Julian Petley, former MediaWise trustee and co-chair of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, lodged a complaint about the headline with the Press Complaints Commission, along with Granville Williams and Barry White, also of CPBF. The PCC rejected the complaint on 15 November. The MediaWise Bulletin on the issue is here.

Who’s Afraid of the Ombudsman? (Or why there is no one in the Argentine Press who defends them)
Adriana Amado Suárez, Comparative Media Law Journal, January – June 2005.

Speech on BBC complaints reforms
By Mark Byford, given at the Organisation of News Ombudsmen conference, 23 May 2005.

The PCC and the Freedom of Information Act
Prof. Julian Petley argues that the Press Complaints Commission should be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, February 2005.

Why scrapping the PCC would be a mistake
Reply to Peter Bradley from Tim Toulmin, Director, PCC, The Guardian, 24 February 2005.

Why press regulation needs to be reformed
By Peter Bradley MP, launching his Right of Reply BillThe Guardian, 22 February 2005.

Switch on to regulation
Adrian Monck argues for press regulation in line with rules for TV, Press Gazette, 22 July 2004.

The Neil Report
Recommendations & guidelines to strengthen BBC journalism post-Hutton, 22 June 2004.

Whose side is the PCC on?
By Roy Greenslade, Guardian media commentator, 16 February 2004.

The Hutton Report
Report into the death of Dr David Kelly, 28 January 2004.

Attorney General speech on contempt of court
Guidance from Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith QC, November 2003.

Privacy and Media Intrusion
Final report of the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee Inquiry, 2003.

A lethal cocktail
Prof. Julian Petley, former MediaWise trustee, reviews the PCC’s Annual Report 2002. This article first appeared in the May-June 2003 issue of Free Press.

Report of the Legal Advisory Group on Defamation
Includes recommendations for a statutory Press Council in Ireland, March 2003.