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
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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.
Also available for download as a PDF [1.2 MB] Contents Executive summary Introduction The new class of ‘relevant publisher’ Publishers’ views on press regulation Conclusion Appendix 1 Relevant extracts from the Crime and Courts Act 2013 Appendix 2 Which publications are ‘relevant’ for the purposes of the Crime and Courts Act 2013? About the author