Newspapers have vowed to fight against the Royal Charter into press regulation, agreed by political parties, granted by the Queen.
Press proposals for a Royal Charter to establish a new system of self-regulation have been rejected, the Culture Secretary has announced.
The newspaper industry has announced its own proposals for a Royal Charter to underpin a new system of self-regulation.
Newspaper and magazine publishers have been refused an urgent injunction to stop ministers going to the Privy Council to seek the Queen's approval for a cross-party royal charter to regulate the press.
All three political parties back Parliament's Royal Charter for press regulation, but it is bitterly opposed by much of the industry.
Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls, along with two other Court of Appeal judges, refused to grant an interim order pending further legal action.
I have considered this request with Lord Justice Moore-Bick and Lord Justice Elias.
We are not willing to grant interim relief 'administratively' pending an application for permission to appeal.
Newspaper and magazine publishers have been refused an injunction to stop ministers going to the Privy Council later this afternoon to seek the Queen's approval for a cross-party Royal Charter to regulate the press.
A Royal Charter should not be forced up on an industry that "doesn't want it", a media freedom campaigner has said.
The High Court rejected newspaper publishers bid to block a cross-party royal charter to regulate the press.
The executive director of the Society of Editors, Bob Satchwell, said: "This is disappointing and it is a pity the Queen has been brought into controversy. Royal charters are usually granted to those who ask for one - not forced upon an industry or group that doesn't want it."
Publishers confirmed that they will take their case to the Court of Appeal after the defeat at the High Court.
The big newspaper companies like the Murdoch press and the Mail have been in denial ever since the Leveson inquiry report condemned the way they treated ordinary people and told them they needed to change.
The inquiry judge has told them this. Their own readers – the public – have told them. Their past victims have told them. Every single party in Parliament has told them. Now the courts have thrown out their latest manoeuvre.
– Brian Cathcart, Director of the Hacked Off campaign
We have to ask: is there anyone at all that Rupert Murdoch and the other arrogant proprietors will listen to?
The Royal Charter is good for journalism, good for freedom of speech, and – vitally – good for the public. What Mr Murdoch and his friends are clinging to is the right to lie, twist, bully and intrude, inflicting misery on innocent people. That has to stop.
– Department for Culture Media and Sport spokesperson
Both the industry and the Government agree self-regulation of the press is the way forward and we both agree that a Royal Charter is the best framework for that.
We are clear the process for considering the industry Royal Charter was robust and fair and the Courts have agreed. We can now get on with implementing the Cross Party Charter.
A Royal Charter will protect freedom of the press whilst offering real redress when mistakes are made.
Importantly, it is the best way of resisting full statutory regulation that others have tried to impose.
Newspaper publishers, who lost their High Court battle to halt Parliament's Royal Charter on press regulation, intend to take their case to the Court of Appeal this afternoon.
Two judges ruled that the press would not be allowed an injunction to stop ministers going to the Privy Council today with plans to seek the Queen's approval for Parliament's Royal Charter.
All three major political parties back Parliament's Royal Charter but it is bitterly opposed by much of the industry.
Newspaper publishers have lost a High Court battle to stop Government ministers going to the Privy Council later today to seek the Queen's approval for a new royal charter to regulate the press.
Newspapers and magazine publishers are seeking a last-minute injunction to stop Parliament's Royal Charter of being approved, but what are the differences between the two rival charters?
The differences between the two are quite subtle - with the press charter giving more power to their industry - but one of the main areas of contention comes from possible changes to the charters.
Parliament's Royal Charter can only be amended if a majority of two-thirds in both houses approve the changes.
However, the press' Royal Charter says amendments can only be made with the "unanimous support" of what is called the 'triple lock' - members of the recognition panel, board of the regulator and boards of all the trade associations.
A low-cost disputes arm that focuses on settling complaints is not compulsory in the press charter but is in Parliament's.
Another difference is that Parliament's model insists the regulator has the power to direct apologies whereas the press industry's charter does not.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said the Royal Charter proposed by newspaper and magazine publishers had been considered in "an entirely proper and fair way".
A spokesman said:
The Government is working to bring in a system of independent press self-regulation that will protect press freedom while offering real redress when mistakes are made.
Newspaper and magazine publishers will today ask the High Court for permission to mount a legal challenge over a decision to reject their proposals for a new Royal Charter to govern press regulation.
The industry's bid for a judicial review is believed to include an 11th hour request for an injunction to stop ministers going to the Privy Council today with plans to seek the Queen's approval for a rival Royal Charter.
The rival charter is backed by the three major political parties but bitterly opposed by much of the industry.
If the application for an interim injunction is successful, it will put everything on hold until the legal challenge has been heard.