Thursday, 22 November 2012

Leveson report published next Thursday at 1.30

Media issues will feature strongly next week: Lord Justice Leveson publishes the first part of the Leveson Inquiry into press standards next Thursday. David Cameron set up the inquiry in July last year in response to revelations that the News of the World commissioned a private detective to hack murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone after she disappeared in 2002. The inquiry, which started in September last year, looked at the culture, practices and ethics of the press in general, and the report will be published on Thursday November 29, at 1.30pm, followed by an "on-camera statement" by the independent Judge. It is expected to include recommendations for the future regulation of the British press. I suspect we will all be doing a lot of reading of this report over the weekend of the 30th November / 1st December. Parliament will debate it soon after I am sure.
In seperate news the BBC have appointed a new DG in Tony Hall.