The Culture Secretary has issued a warning to the newspaper industry in the wake of the Leveson report saying that "if the industry doesn't respond then the government will".
Speaking to the House of Commons, Maria Miller said that maintaining the status quo was not an option for the industry and that the report had highlighted the scale and breath of abuse conducted by the press over the past few years.
A man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has written to MPs asking them to back Leveson's recommendations.
About 2,000 editors will sign up to a new independent press watchdog, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission has said.
The Prime Minister has taken a political gamble by holding differing views to the victims, the Leveson inquiry and a majority of MPs.