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 met...in the report I recommend this is done by Ofcom.
- By recognising the new body, it would validate its standards code.
Lord Justice Leveson says a genuinely independent and effective system of self-regulation is needed.
First snapshot of Lord Justice Leveson's Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press.
Nick Clegg sources say it is inevitable there will be differences between his response to the Leveson report and the Prime Minister's.