Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law

5/11/2022 12:28:00 AM

Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law

Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law

Legislation, drawn up after Leveson inquiry, said to pose threat to freedom and sustainability of the press

In 2017, the Guardian said : “This is of no benefit to the public, as it will discourage newspapers from conducting difficult investigations and holding powerful people to account.The group was escorted to the harbour in Kent shortly after 3.Weather forecasters have warned that there is a 40% chance the UK is battered by an "Atlantic storm" this month despite the incoming heatwave.Teddi Mellencamp revealed on social media this week that she had a neck lift.

” It added: “In complex and controversial cases such as terrorism, national security, or where deep source protection sits at the heart of a story, this chilling is likely to be particularly profound.” Sign up to First Edition, our free daily newsletter – every weekday morning at 7am BST The Financial Times had argued that by keeping the law on the statute book but not in force it appeared to give ministers “unacceptable leverage with regard to the newspaper industry” and was “a legislative sword of Damocles”.Boris Johnson has said he wants the first flight to leave by the end of the month.Section 40 could require publishers to pay the costs of the people who sue them, even if they win, unless they are signed up to a state-backed regulator.They write: "The signs we do have indicate that the Azores high extends into north-west and central Europe for some periods of this week.No major publisher supports such a regulator.Some national newspapers are members of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, which is not state-sanctioned, while the Guardian is self-regulated.'Would you prefer I lie and pretend the loose skin on my neck disappeared?'.

The only state-recognised press regulator is Impress, although most of its members are small or hyperlocal publications.A drier rainfall pattern is possible across England and Wales and nearer seasonal in Northern Ireland and Scotland.Nathan Sparkes, the chief executive of Hacked Off, said: “Section 40 was designed to shield regulated newspapers from costly lawsuits brought by the rich and the powerful, it is the only way to guarantee the freedom and accountability of the press, and it would put an end to wealthy oligarchs seeking to silence critical reporting with meritless legal claims.” Topics.

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