Media Law after Leveson: Gillian Phillips' Closing Remarks


Gillian Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at the Guardian, provides the press response to the Leveson Report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press, at the Media Law after Leveson workshop.


She argues that any regulatory framework should err on the side of caution in order to avoid negative effects on responsible news organizations. Moving from the substance of the reforms to the effect of the current stalemate between press and politicians, she observed that “press regulation as things stand is a mess” and made an urgent plea for clarity: “what we’ve got at the moment is an enormous amount of uncertainty, which is not good for a vibrant press”.