yesterday at midday the first copies of the Leveson Inquiry report were delivered to David Cameron. Over the next period, at 8:30 this morning the political oposition leaders recieved their copies, and at 11:00 am today core participants were allowed locked in access to the report.
At 1:30 Uk time the judge will present the report with a short statement, he's not then taking questions orholding a press conference. and at that point the report will be available from the Inquiry website.
Rumours are that the full thing is roughly 2000 pages long,although there is a shorter summary copy.
More will be here once the report is available
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Lord Justice Leveson has recommended the introduction of the first press law in Britain since the 17th century – proposing that a statutory body such as Ofcom should take responsibility for monitoring an overhauled Press Complaints Commission.
The proposal – made despite the fierce opposition of Fleet Street to the introduction of statute – is designed to reassure the public thatnewspapers are subject to an effective and independent regulator to prevent a repetition of phone hacking or other scandals.
Leveson said that his proposed new law would enshrine "for the first time" a "legal duty on the government to protect the freedom of the press". It would also allow the new body to set up a low-cost libel and privacy tribunal to handle complaints instead of the courts – and provide "benefits in law" to those who signed up. Those who do not sign up would be denied the ability to reclaim the often substantial costs of litigation – even if they win – from complainants bringing libel, privacy or other media related actions.
Jacqui Hames of Hacked Off is on BBC News now welcoming the report.
The proposals made by the industry do not come close to the idea of a regulator that can properly protect the victims of press misconduct, she says.
David Sherborne, the lawyer representing the 51 victims of the press, says there is a clear recognition in the report of widespread failings of the press.
Leveson recommends strong regulation of the press, underpinned by statute.
The Hunt-Black proposals are "utterly unworkable", he says.
It is time now to implement these recommendations within a timeframe so that if the press fails to create an independent regulator this parliament must impose one, he says.