The Government is currently consulting about two key issues relating to the implementation of the framework for independent self-regulation of the press that was agreed by Parliament after the first stage of the Leveson Inquiry. The consultation questions whether Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 should be commenced and if Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry should go ahead. Whatever your views on press regulation, as teachers and researchers in the field we encourage you to make sure your concerns are heard. The Consultation ends on 10th January 2017.
MeCCSA is currently drafting a submission, which will be available on this website. Members have written extensively about Leveson, and Three-D Issue 20, Issue 24 and Issue 27 all contained a number of articles that might be of interest by way of background context.
The letter was also published in the Guardian on Friday 2nd December, with the original signatories.