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NUJ granted participant status at press ethics inquiry

By Hamish Mackay

November 2, 2011 | 2 min read

The NUJ has won an appeal to be granted core participant status at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and ethics.

And the NUJ's general secretary, Michelle Stanistreet, points out:“During the previous Leveson sessions, newspaper editors and proprietors have dominated and they have tried to set their own parameters for the inquiry.

“However, such executives represent a tiny minority of the industry and have a clear vested interest.The NUJ represents those journalists who make up the vast majority of a vibrant and diverse industry, and it is vital their voices are also heard and given serious consideration.”

Stanistreet added that the NUJ ...“can provide the inquiry with knowledge and expertise that spans the breath of the media industry.

“We speak on behalf of ordinary journalists who spend their lives working for different media organisations, including broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, at national, regional and local level."

The Telegraph Media Group and Trinity Mirror have also been granted core participant status.


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