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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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Times editor: Royal Charter infringes on press freedom

Times acting editor John Witherow explaining his views in a video Credit: News International

The acting editor of the Times, John Witherow, has said his newspaper supports the alternative blueprint for press regulation because the government-sponsored Royal Charter "infringes too much on the public's right to know and on press freedom".

He explains his views in a video posted on the websites of The Times and News International.

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