Posted by Will Henley
By Debbie Ransome, CJA Newsletter Editor
The UK branch of the Commonwealth Journalists Association held a lively discussion in London on 23 October 2012 on the implications of the Leveson Inquiry into phone-hacking for the wider world.
The discussion, entitled ‘Will tighter regulation give a green light to enemies of free speech?’ brought passionate exchanges both between panellists and from contributors in the audience.
CJA President Rita Payne opened the session by saying she could not remember a time when the media had topped the headlines with the phone-hacking scandal followed by allegations of child abuse by the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.