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  • westervillekid westervillekid Mar 19, 2013 2:09 PM Flag

    UK Newspapers-Uninformed public needs to be told the truth-Watchdog established to make them tell the true story


    News Summary: Newspapers worry about UK media law

    MEDIA -NO LONGER CAN DISTORT THE TRUTH-Across Britain, newspaper front pages voiced disquiet at the establishment of an independent watchdog that would have the power to order prominent apologies and take complaints into arbitration _ a move one newspaper described as overturning centuries of press freedom.

    BACKGROUND: The new regulation stemmed from calls for reform of the British press following a damaging scandal over phone hacking, bribery, and other media misdeeds.

    TOO MUCH: Newspaper groups are concerned that the new body will become a burdensome regulator, bogging down newspapers with frequent and expensive complaints about coverage.

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