Lord Hunt meets with newspaper and magazine editors and senior executives to discuss Lord Leveson's proposals
Editors and senior executives from across the news publishing industry have met with Lord Hunt today to discuss Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals for media regulation.
A statement made to the press today by Paul Vickers, chairman of the Industry Implementation Group, said: “The industry continues to make solid progress in establishing a tough, independent regulator that will protect the public and that is also compliant with Lord Justice Leveson’s principles.”
Vickers added that over Christmas national and regional newspapers and magazines had “conducted a consultation exercise on the contract which will legally underpin the new regulator to give it real teeth”.
According to Vickers a new system will be “up and running as soon as possible” as the industry makes continued efforts to liaise with Parliament to bring Leveson’s principles into practice.