Live - Leveson report into press standards

Hampshire Chronicle: Live - Leveson report into press standards Live - Leveson report into press standards

Follow the Lord Justice Leveson report into press standards with the Daily Echo.

When the report ispublished, the live blog below will provide up-to-the-minute news and reaction.

It is due to be released at 1.30pm.

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2:39pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Past commissions and enquiries have failed to curb the abuse of 'Free Press' by professional journalists, most of whom are so bad that most people do not trust their profession anymore. There is even less chance of them starting to behave properly than even snakes stop biting.

If so called independent body Leveson appear to have argued for is going to be simply another tarted up version of current PCC, meaning press's own supposedly tough new body, tiger without teeth, then it will be like employing Roni Biggs or likes of Krays as security guards to protect vaults full of gold.

To expect victims of excesses of press abusing the freedom, which most of us rightly support, still will be expected to fund super expensive court cases from own resources, which only very rich few will be able to afford.

Lord Leveson has done his work, now the ball is in the court of parliament, which unfortunately is dominated by mostly puppets on the strings controlled by the press.
Past commissions and enquiries have failed to curb the abuse of 'Free Press' by professional journalists, most of whom are so bad that most people do not trust their profession anymore. There is even less chance of them starting to behave properly than even snakes stop biting. If so called independent body Leveson appear to have argued for is going to be simply another tarted up version of current PCC, meaning press's own supposedly tough new body, tiger without teeth, then it will be like employing Roni Biggs or likes of Krays as security guards to protect vaults full of gold. To expect victims of excesses of press abusing the freedom, which most of us rightly support, still will be expected to fund super expensive court cases from own resources, which only very rich few will be able to afford. Lord Leveson has done his work, now the ball is in the court of parliament, which unfortunately is dominated by mostly puppets on the strings controlled by the press. Paramjit Bahia

3:55pm Thu 29 Nov 12

sburman says...

I am sick and tired of the press thinking they are defenders of free speech.
Yes, collectively, they have ran campaigns that were important and changed things for the good but they have also been a force for bad.
It has, for a long time, seemed like that when they want to run a story that will sell newspapers ( celebs, politicians, sports, x factor, I’m a celeb etc. etc. etc. ) they never seem to let the truth get in the way of a good story and how many times have they, if not making the story, they give it a good nudge in their favour. Well this is not free speech it is intrusion of privacy. Maybe the great unwashed want to know who the latest celeb is dating but it doesn’t mean they should be told.
I am sick and tired of the press thinking they are defenders of free speech. Yes, collectively, they have ran campaigns that were important and changed things for the good but they have also been a force for bad. It has, for a long time, seemed like that when they want to run a story that will sell newspapers ( celebs, politicians, sports, x factor, I’m a celeb etc. etc. etc. ) they never seem to let the truth get in the way of a good story and how many times have they, if not making the story, they give it a good nudge in their favour. Well this is not free speech it is intrusion of privacy. Maybe the great unwashed want to know who the latest celeb is dating but it doesn’t mean they should be told. sburman

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