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Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will listen to the newspaper industry's proposals for a Royal Charter that would create a new system of self-regulation:
The proposal for an alternative press regulator put forward by three major newspaper groups would, controversially, give newspapers the ability to veto appointments to the board, the Guardian reports.
This is likely to be a sticking point since the Labour party and campaign group Hacked Off believe that newspapers must not have so much influence over who runs the future regulator.
The Guardian reports the right of veto given to newspapers bosses was seen as one of the major weaknesses of the discredited Press Complaints Commission.
Proponents of the alternative regulator say appointments to the board would be "without any direction from industry or influence from Government".
The emeritus editor of the Daily Mail Group, Peter Wright, has said he believes parts of the Royal Charter would be "unworkable".
In an interview on BBC Radio 4's The World At One, he explains why newspaper groups have set up their own proposal for a press regulator:
He also conceded that the Guardian, Independent and Financial Times newspapers have not yet "signed up on the specifics," but added that they thought it was "a good idea to get the ball rolling".
The managing editor of The Sun, Richard Caseby, has launched a stinging attack on the government-sponsored Royal Charter, accusing it of being "draconian" and "bodged together".
The acting editor of the Times, John Witherow, has said his newspaper supports the alternative blueprint for press regulation because the government-sponsored Royal Charter "infringes too much on the public's right to know and on press freedom".
He explains his views in a video posted on the websites of The Times and News International.
The editors of newspapers in the News International stable have released a series of videos explaining their vision of a press regulator independent of the government.
The editor of the Sun is quoted on the News International website saying:
The editor of the Daily Telegraph Tony Gallagher described the government-proposed approach to press regulation in colourful language on Twitter:
The newspaper industry said the Royal Charter published by the Government in March has been condemned by a range of international media freedom organisations and enjoys "no support within the press" in the UK.
A statement co-ordinated by the Newspaper Society said: "A number of its recommendations are unworkable and it gives politicians an unacceptable degree of interference in the regulation of the press."
The industry's proposal is closely based on the draft Royal Charter published on February 12 following negotiations with national and local newspapers and magazines.
The statement described it as "a workable, practical way swiftly to deliver the Leveson recommendations, which the industry accepts, without any form of state-sponsored regulation that would endanger freedom of speech".
The Sun's political editor Tom Newton Dunn has tweeted:
Latest ITV News reports
The newspaper industry has announced its own proposals for a Royal Charter to underpin a new system of self-regulation.