Lord Justice Leveson
IBTimes UK summarises the key points of Lord Justice Leveson's 2,000-page report:
- New regulatory body will be overseen by Ofcom.
- Ousiders involved in new regulatory body.
- Statutory underpinning needed for new body. It is "essential" says Leveson.
- Question remains: what happens if titles refuse to become members?
- Leveson: "This is not statutory legislation of the press."
- New board will not have power to stop publication.
- Fines up to £1m could be levied.
- Membership of the new regulatory body should be voluntary.
- No extensive evidence of police corruption.
- Press and politicians too close. Politicans should publish contact with reporters.
- Jeremey Hunt in the clear. Leveson finds no credible evidence of bias in favour of BskyB by Hunt.
- No government or industry figures on new watchdog.
- Press has been "reckless" in prioritising sensationalist stories.
- Press "wreaked havoc" with lives of ordinary people, such as family of murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler.
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