Year: 2012
ISBN: 9.78E+12

Listening To The Public On Press Regulation

  The phone-hacking scandal and the subsequent Leveson Inquiry have opened up a national debate on press ethics, central to which is the notion of the public interest. This report sets out to examine how this ubiquitous term has been used and understood in a variety of legal and ethical contexts, and presents the results of new polling that explores public attitudes to the public interest. It suggests how the public interest might be better defined to improve the quality of journalism and argues that to secure the public interest in any future regulatory settlement, the public’s voice needs to be heard − and given stronger representation. It presents a range of measures to achieve this. To view the report, click on the image above. To view a 1-page infographic highlighting some key stats from the report, click here (PDF).

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