Dr Sweta Chakraborty reviews the current debate over health & safety regulation, representing the views of academics, regulators, government, and lawyers, including the British Safety Council and the Health and Safety Executive.
The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice, and ethics of the British press was triggered when the phone-hacking scandal’s full scale became clear in July 2011 and closed the News of the World. But the inquiry has gone much wider than that, hearing evidence about accuracy, fairness, privacy, regulation, and law.
In this policy brief, political philosopher Baroness Onora O'Neill responds to the debate over press regulation sparked by the phone hacking scandal by assessing the influential arguments in the liberal tradition that underpin claims for media freedoms.
This policy brief by media expert Lara Fielden proposes a radical new framework for press regulation based on a comparative study of international press councils, which addresses what Lord Justice Leveson has described as the 'elephant in the room' of the Leveson Inquiry: regulation of online media.