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Consultation on Leveson: the Press has no case at all - Brian Cathcart

The Government has launched a public consultation on ‘The Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation’. You might think that when they consult in this way it must be a thorny issue with strong arguments on both sides, but in this case you would be wrong, because one side has no arguments at all. 1,047 more words

Leveson Inquiry

IPSO Chair Moses has an accuracy problem - Brian Cathcart

As chair of IPSO, the tame regulator set up by the corporate national papers, Sir Alan Moses is responsible for upholding a code of practice which says, among other things, that journalists must take care not to be inaccurate. 605 more words

Media Regulation

The Press and Section 40: Roy Greenslade and the Nightmare Scenario - Brian Cathcart

In the long history of special pleading by our corporate national newspapers, the nightmare scenario has played a distinguished role. Few ideas entailing even the slightest change or inconvenience for proprietors and editors have escaped this end-of-civilisation-as-we-know-it treatment. 879 more words

Leveson Inquiry

The relentless humiliation of IPSO and Sir Alan Moses - Brian Cathcart

The big national newspapers are on the warpath again about regulation, desperately promoting the supposed virtues of their pet regulator, IPSO, and warning hysterically that any alternative means the end of the world as we know it. 1,422 more words

Leveson Inquiry

Keith Vaz, an outbreak of morality? Pull the other one - Brian Cathcart

Picture this. You are in the newsroom of a tabloid national paper and a reporter has just rushed up to the editor.

Reporter – ’Boss! I have shocking news. 893 more words


ITN’s complaint to IPSO over hijab article is a waste of time - Brian Cathcart

ITN and the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji have joined many others in complaining to IPSO about Kelvin MacKenzie’s crass remarks about Ms Manji wearing a hijab during reports of the Nice outrage. 383 more words

Media Regulation