Leveson report in brief

  • Much as expected. A new independent press regulator, overseen by Ofcom, the body that regulates broadcasters.
  • Anyone who refuses to join in the new system would be regulated by Ofcom anyway.
  • A new arbitration system to allow people easier redress against newspapers.
  • Leveson more or less totally clears the police.
  • He suggests politicians are much too close to the press generally, but avoids criticising anyone directly.
  • Jeremy Hunt is cleared over the BSkyB bid.

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Leveson urges new press rules

Lord Justice Leveson has recommended further press regulation, underpinned by law, in his long-awaited report.