Press regulation: royal charter and legal framework are not how to curb excess

Publishers coerced into becoming members of a recognised regulatory body with the threat of court-imposed sanctions

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English PEN legal consultant Helen Anthony has written an article for the Media Guardian, questioning whether the press regulation measures in the Crime & Courts Act will foster a truly voluntary system of regulation.

A structure that implemented Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for a recognition panel and formally accredited a regulator would work well if membership of such a regulator was truly voluntary. But publishers are being coerced into becoming members of a recognised regulatory body with the threat of court-imposed sanctions, following the introduction of the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

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