Leveson: 'No hidden agenda' to stifle press freedom

Lord Justice Leveson said that he had no"hidden agenda" to stifle press freedom.

The judge, who is heading the inquiry into media standards, insisted he would not be deterred from fulfilling his terms of reference following reports suggesting he was ready to resign after Education Secretary Michael Gove said his inquiry was having a "chilling" effect.

Lord Justice Leveson, who is heading the inquiry into media standards. Credit: Reuters

He acknowledged there were concerns within the media about the impact of the inquiry, but insisted that he was fully committed to press freedom.