Press reject Govt regulation plan

The newspaper industry has rejected the Government's press regulation plans and published its own proposal for a Royal Charter to create a new system of self-regulation.

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New regulation plan would 'protect freedom of speech'

The newspaper industry said its counter proposals on press regulation would protect "freedom of speech."

This Royal Charter proposal will deliver on Leveson and bind the UK's national and local newspapers and magazines to a tough and enduring system of regulation - tougher than anywhere else in the Western world - which will be of real benefit to the public, at the same time as protecting freedom of speech.

– newspaper industry statement

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