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New press regulation regime is ‘business as usual’, says Lord Puttnam

New press regulation regime is ‘business as usual’, says Lord Puttnam

01 April, 2015

Lord David PuttnamLabour peer and film producer Lord Puttnam has slammed the lack of progress on press regulation and called the regulatory regime under the Independent Press Standards Organisation “business as usual”.

Delivering the inaugural Media Trust annual lecture, the Chariots of Fire producer, who was also deputy chairman of Channel 4 until 2012, said David Cameron had “bottled” his chance to take on press barons over regulation.

He said that in the two and a half years since Sir Brian Leveson published his report on press regulation, “no progress of consequence, certainly nothing that would signal a change in our culture or compassion, is in any way evident”.

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