Posts Tagged “hacked off”

Small-scale blogs to be excluded from post-Leveson media regulation

by Stephen Tall on April 20, 2013

A week ago I posed (and answered) the question, After Leveson: which blogs are to be regulated? Answer: no-one yet knows. Well, we do now know. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) yesterday announced a ‘refinement’ of the Leveson legislation included within the Crime and Courts Bill. And it confirms that small-blogs are [...]

Bloggers unite to oppose “botched late-night drafting” that proposes new press/web regulation

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

I’m one of 17 signatories (on behalf of LibDemVoice) to a letter published in Saturday’s Guardian, reproduced below, which opposes the “fundamental threat” of the draft legislation approved this week by MPs of all parties which would regulate blogs and other small independent news websites. It’s not often you’ll see us, ConservativeHome, LabourList, Guido Fawkes, [...]

John Kampfner on Leveson: ‘A raucous, argumentative society is a healthy society.’

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2012

I’ve already half-nailed my colours to the mast on Leveson. First, I am opposed to any form of state regulation of the press. Secondly, to those who argue that ‘state underpinning of en independent regulator’ is entirely different, I’m eager (…)

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As Leveson reports… Why I’m sticking up for ‘Press freedom with no buts’

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2012

Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal will report this week. His recommendations on the future of press regulation are the subject of intense speculation, with essentially three positions being staked-out: What’s being proposed ‘Independent regulation backed up by statute’ Advocates, who include Evan Harris and the Hacked Off campaign group, argue that the [...]

NEW POLL: Who is your Liberal Voice of the Year?

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2012

Today’s the day we launch our search for the Liberal Voice of 2011 to find the individual or group which has had the biggest impact on liberalism in the past 12 months. This is the fifth annual award, and as is our tradition, we’re looking beyond the ranks of the Lib Dems to find the [...]



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