Cameron says no to "heavy-handed" intervention of Britain's press

Cameron says no to "heavy-handed" intervention of Britain's press

British Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will avoid “heavy-handed state intervention” of its national press, after phone hacking victims have urged him to remain open-minded about the recommendations of an inquiry into media ethics.

Actor Hugh Grant, singer Charlotte Church and more than 50 other victims of press intrusion have said in letter to Mr Cameron, they feared he had already decided to reject statutory regulation of the media, before the inquiry’s findings were published.¬†

The inquiry, led by judge Brian Leveson, revealed the inadequacy of British newspapers’ current system of self-regulation and is expected to recommend a tougher regime.

Prime Minister Cameron says he will not prejudge the inquiry and has confirmed he will implement its recommendations, ¬†providing they are “not bonkers.”

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