English PEN welcomes the statement made today by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock MP, confirming that the government will not commence Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, and will seek its repeal. Mr Hancock was responding to a consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation,
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Reporters Without Borders and English PEN have today (10 January 2018) written to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to fulfill the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to repeal the punitive Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. A full year after the consultation on Section 40 closed, there has still been no
English PEN and Reporters Without Borders have called for the repeal of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 in their response to the UK Government’s consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation, which closes today. The consultation asks for views on how section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications agrees that the term ‘relevant publisher’ is ambiguous and should be clarified.
Any publisher classified as ‘relevant’ for the purposes of the Act will risk facing financial penalties if they fail to join a regulator recognised under the Royal Charter.