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UK PM's press regulation concerns

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 01:41

Nov.29 - British Prime Minister David Cameron says he has serious concerns about legislation to regulate the media, risking a split in his coalition after a damning inquiry triggered by a phone-hacking scandal proposed a press watchdog backed in law. (Rough cut - no narration).

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Opposing a legal foundation to an independent press regulator will delight the British media ahead of the 2015 election but will deepen a divide in Cameron's coalition government and within his own party. Leveson said he had no intention of ending three centuries of press freedom but condemned sometimes "outrageous" behaviour by the press that had "wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people". Leveson's inquiry was ordered by Cameron after public outrage at revelations that reporters at one of Rupert Murdoch's tabloids hacked the phone messages of a 13-year-old murder victim, Milly Dowler.

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UK PM's press regulation concerns

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 01:41

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