Monday, 30 April 2012

Spiking the Leveson Inquiry: A counter argument

Fed-up with the Leveson Inquiry and concerned that it will impose statutory controls on the press?

It's worth listening to the arguments of Spiked journalist Patrick Hayes (above) in a discussion on WORLDbytes, the online Citizen TV channel.

He argues that the Leveson Inquiry will introduce regulation of the press with statutory back-up and it will be less free as a result.

Hayes also claims that the debate should not be focused on Murodch and hacking and that there are few people who are prepared to stick up for freedom of the press.

Free speech and a free press with no ‘buts’ are essential for democracy he argues.

The online journal Spiked has launched The Counter-Leveson Inquiry website.

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