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Out Now - SRHE News Issue 14 - October 2013
Extract from editorial
Degrees of Freedom
Press freedom has been a hot political topic in the UK over the last year, after the Leveson inquiry issued the first part of its report in November 2012 on ‘Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press’, which proposed a form of statutory regulation. The press reacted with horror and outrage, arguing the need for press freedom as an essential part of democratic society. .
Rob Behrens, drawing on his experience as the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education had a rather different reaction, set out in HEPI Occasional Report 7,‘Three Cheers for Lord Leveson: independent self-regulation, newspapers and universities compared.’