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"It is important to be clear what this legislation would not do. It would not establish a body to regulate the press. That is for the press itself to organize and to do," Leveson told reporters in London. FULL POST
By Nova Safo, CNN
(CNN) - The judge tasked with investigating allegations of phone hacking and other wrongdoing by British press, has released a report saying the industry should create a self-regulating body that is supported by new law and the power to fine. The report by Judge Brian Leveson, while not recommending that Parliament set up a press regulator, nevertheless is being met by controversy and skepticism by journalists in Britain.
Freddy Gray, deputy editor of The Spectator, said his publication opposes any government-controlled regulation, because a free press is vitally important:
[2:01] “The problem with regulating free speech, I don’t need to lecture Americans about, because it’s a fundamental right, it’s not something like the law or being a realtor or something like that. When you’re talking about censoring journalism or trying to control journalism, it’s very different than trying to control another industry.”
Some British newspapers have come out in support of a new self-regulating body, including The Guardian.
By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN
(CNN) - Ahmed Ferwana has a cookout coming up, one that's been years in the making. The English teacher, and CNN iReporter, in Gaza City is excited because his friends will be cooking a fish they haven't been able to buy in years.
[1:12] "When you eat it you feel like it's really rich."
Ferwana says the taste of this fish when cooked on the grill with spices is indescribable. He added that this fish, its name is translated as locus, is also a favorite because it has fewer bones than others.