News Summary: UK media law talks collapse

News Summary: Cameron champions self-regulation after talks over media law collapse

Associated Press

TALKS COLLAPSE: Negotiations broke down over how to implement recommendations for the creation of a press watchdog body after tabloid journalists were found to have intercepted celebrity voicemails, bribed police officers, trampled over people's privacy, and even hacked into computers in their hunt for scoops.

THE PROBLEM: Lord Justice Brian Leveson recommended the creation of a press watchdog body dominated by non-journalists and backed by government regulation. But Prime Minister David Cameron favors self-regulation and said the gap between politicians on the issue was unbridgeable.

COMING UP: Cameron said he will call for a vote on his plan on Monday, but it was not clear whether his coalition partners would support media self-regulation.

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