What’s happening in the UK next week?
Well, to hear some people tell it, this is end of press freedom in the UK. On Wednesday, October 30th, there will be a convening of the Privy Council before the Queen. Following a centuries old tradition, the Privy Council members will stand before Her Majesty and recommend the adoption of a Royal Charter on press regulation.
The press owners’ body Pressbof – the Press Standards Board of Finance – has today launched a legal challenge to try to stop this happening. Lord Black, the executive director of the Telegraph Media Group, said that the Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA) had to make this move in the interests of preserving a free press. “As the issues at stake are so extraordinarily high – we are having to take this course of action.”
Pressbof submitted its own version of a regulator (IPSO –…
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