Skip to comments.Politicians strike deal over UK press regulation
Posted on 03/19/2013 9:19:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
British politicians struck a last-minute deal on press regulation Monday, unveiling new rules that aim to curb the worst abuses of the countrys scandal-ridden media.
The deal agreed upon by all three major parties came on the same day a lawyer announced in court that there could potentially be hundreds more hacking victims of Rupert Murdochs media empire.
Victims groups had lobbied for an independent watchdog whose powers are rooted in legislation, while media groups had opposed any potential press law, saying it threatens press freedom.
After months of political wrangling, the new deal is a complicated compromise. Politicians touted it as a victory, but critics are skepticaland many uncertainties still remain about whether Britains newspapers are willing to cooperate with it.
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It’s never good policy to restrict what the media
say about politicians....
No, but the press hasnt behaved themselves, and they should remember that whilst they bleat about this decision. They caused their own problems.