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  • "We are all for Mum and apple pie and against letting politicians and criminals away with murder. But... if someone who is innocent and not very well off is taken apart by the media they presently have no chance of holding those responsible to account. An apology on page 49 two years later is not justice. Libel and slander laws are for the rich and the media has very good lawyers. The press complaints commission has been shown to be a joke and the editors regulating themselves is like MPs organising their own expenses. So of course say no to clumsy regulation but say yes to swift enforcements of retractions, apologies and, in some cases recompense, when the media gets it wrong."
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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

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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