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.