Leveson highlights aims of new press body

Lord Justice Leveson said a new independent regulatory system underpinned by legislation would:

  • Enshrine, for the first time, a legal duty on Government to protect freedom of the press.
  • Provide an independent process to recognise the new self-regulatory body and reassure the public that the basic requirement of independence and effectiveness were the report I recommend this is done by Ofcom.
  • By recognising the new body, it would validate its standards code.