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  • "While it's tempting to say that we should all just wait for Leveson to actually publish his report before complaining about what we think might be in it, I think it's important to remember that we already have laws against hacking and corrupt payments. The problem isn't a lack of laws, it's that some media organisations were getting away with breaking the laws we already have.

    The question of he PCC having enough teeth or not seems a bit of a distraction when the issue here is that the threat of fines and jail sentences didn't put certain media organisations off breaking the law. The PCC can't be expected to have more claws that the police and courts, or to do their job for them.

    Tough sentencing for breaking existing laws is what's needed to prevent this happening again."
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Leveson - say NO to state regulation of the Press

Leveson - say NO to state regulation of the Press

Leveson - say NO to state regulation of the Press

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The recommendations of the long-awaited Leveson inquiry will be made public today. Do you care?

Should you care?

We think so. Because the recommendations have potentially profound implications for a free Press and free speech in this country – and therefore, your right to know.

At the heart of the issue is whether, as some people suggest, there needs to be state regulation of the Press.

We at the Worcester News think such regulation is wrong, both in principle and in practice.

We believe there is a more practical alternative. In our downloadable .pdf files below we report what some of our colleagues have said as they challenge the party leaders on where they stand on this issue.

We ask you to consider the arguments and, if we can convince you, we ask you to support us in our fight against statutory legislation.

To ensure we can carry on doing the job that the local Press in this country has been doing for decade after decade – fighting for local communities, acting as a watchdog on behalf of local communities, fighting for your right to know.

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