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IMPRESS and the Future of Press Regulation in the UK: Lecture by Walter Merricks CBE

Merricks, Walter (2016) IMPRESS and the Future of Press Regulation in the UK: Lecture by Walter Merricks CBE. Media Policy Blog (21 Jan 2016). Website.

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The report of the Leveson Inquiry in November 2012 following the phone hacking scandal was a critical moment in the history of the UK press, and the question of how precisely to design an effective, independent system of self-regulation is still being fought over to this day. Walter Merricks, Chair of Impress, which bills itself as “the first truly independent press regulator in the UK”, speaking here at a public event organised by the Media Policy Project, announces the first members of his organisation and explains why – unlike the Independent Press Standards Organisation which regulates most major UK newspaper publishers – Impress has decided to apply for external recognition as a regulator by the Press Recognition Panel. A podcast of the event, including a Q&A with members of the audience, is available to listen to here.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:22

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