Leveson inquiry hands down findings into UK media

Leveson inquiry hands down findings into UK media

The man in charge of running the Leveson inquiry into standards of the press in the UK, has labelled the practices of some journalists as outrageous, and says it has wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people.

Lord Justice Brian Leveson has handed down the findings of the year-long inquiry overnight, calling for a new independent watchdog be enshrined into law to regulate the press.

The inquiry was launched after strartling revelation of phone hacking by journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World newspaper, including in the case of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. 

Lord Justice Levesonsays the behaviour undermines the British press’s own argument, that it works in the public interest.

But British Prime Minister David Cameron has voiced some reluctance to the idea of a regulatory commission, saying it could impact on the freedom of the press.

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