Charters for confusion

Julian Harris
2014 Amicus Curiae  
The post-Leveson search for a system of press regulation acceptable to politicians, press and public continues, but although there have been a number of developments the overall picture is unclear. The original Royal Charter backed by the Prime Minister has been succeeded by a Parliamentary version which commands cross-party support. A technical legal review of the Parliamentary Royal Charter has been undertaken, and an updated version will be published by the government in due course. The
more » ... Council has also received an alternative Royal Charter submitted by the Press Standards Board of Finance Ltd (Presbof) on behalf of the industry. The press has come up with a new regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), which is derived from the Presbof charter but, its creators have said, does not depend on that Royal Charter's approval.
doi:10.14296/ac.v2013i93.2132 fatcat:nxz37b2lrfhi5azbhdjxrkiaz4