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Who guards the guardians? Follow the Leveson Inquiry in the UK

The Leveson Inquiry, chaired by Lord Justice Leveson and established under the Inquiries Act 2005 against the backdrop of the phone-hacking scandal, is examining ‘the culture, practices and ethics of the media in the United Kingdom’. The wide-ranging public inquiry, which is running in four modules, is looking into ‘the relationship of the press with the public, police, and politicians’. Leveson is assisted by a panel of six independent assessors with expertise in key issues being considered by the Inquiry. Leveson will make recommendations on ‘the future of press regulation and governance consistent with maintaining freedom of the press and ensuring the highest ethical and professional standards’.

Inquiry website:

http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk

Alan Rusbridger’s opening statement at the Leveson Inquiry:

http://hackinginquiry.org/news/alan-rusbridger-opening-statement-to-leveson-inquiry/#.TshrVwoZBBM.mailto

Report on the testimony of Michelle Stanistreet, head of the National Union of Journalists:

http://www.editorsweblog.org/newspaper/2011/11/press_ethics_and_regulation_in_the_uk.php

Press Council of Ireland & Office of the Press Ombudsman website:

http://www.presscouncil.ie

BBC video coverage (wasn’t working at the time of this post):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/bbc_parliament/newsid_8167000/8167512.stm