Poll: Should the U.K. Regulate the Media in Wake of Leveson Inquiry?

    by Mark Glaser
    November 30, 2012
    Lord Justice Leveson

    If you consider the level of ethical breaches, law-breaking, cozying with politicians and police, the British press comes off as a chaotic mess in the phone-hacking scandal. Something must be done! After nine months of investigating and studying the matter, Lord Justice Leveson delivered a nearly 2,000 page report, saying the U.K. needs more stringent regulation of its press. But Prime Minister David Cameron says no new laws should restrict the media, and press freedom groups agree. What do you think should be done? More regulation of tabloids in the U.K. or just a better self-regulation regime? Vote in our poll below and explain your stance in the comments. To hear a longer discussion of the Leveson findings, check out this week’s Mediatwits podcast.

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