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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

Leveson report calls for new press law | Media |

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.

Leveson report published - live coverage | Media |

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.

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