Ministers are being forced to defend the government’s plans to introduce a Royal Press charter for press regulation. The World Editor’s Forum and World Association of Newspapers have urged PM David Cameron to abandon plans for a new statute-backed ‘recognition body’. Voice of Russia’s Nima Green reports.
Following the publication of the Leveson Report last year, the three largest parties at Westminster agreed to a Royal Charter to establish a “recognition panel” to oversee press regulation.
However these proposals have faced a storm of criticism from those within the British media, as well as organisations like the Index on Censorship.