Newspapers question new regulations
The publishers of the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Times, the Telegraph, the Daily Star and the Daily Express said they would wait to make a decision on whether they will co-operate with the new regulations, according to a BBC report.
The newspapers’ chief claim is that they were not represented at a meeting between the three main political parties at which the deal was agreed, despite press reform campaigners being present.
A joint statement signed by Associated Newspapers, News International, the Telegraph Media group and Northern & Shell claimed that not only were representatives of the newspaper and magazine industry not involved, they did not even have any knowledge that the meeting was taking place.
The new system is set to replace the much-maligned Press Complaints Commission (PCC) following Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into press ethics.