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CNN Radio News Day: November 29, 2012
Labour MP Chris Bryant leaves the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre with a copies of the Leveson Inquiry on November 29, 2012 in London, England.
November 29th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 29, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Britain is in the midst of a fierce debate over government regulation of journalists.  Today  Judge Brian Leveson recommended  that the British press be regulated by an independent group with the legal power to issue fines.  The report was issued by Leveson at the request of  Prime Minister David Cameron.  It was sparked by the phone-hacking scandal the eventually brought down Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.  Leveson cautioned that he is not recommending a new Parliamentary body to regulate the press:

"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

British press react to hacking report
November 29th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

British press react to hacking report

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.

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In Gaza, fish with a side of politics
Palestinian fishermen go for a boat ride off the port of Gaza City in 2010.
November 29th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

In Gaza, fish with a side of politics

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.

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