March 20, 2013
The British government has insisted that bloggers and posts on social
media would not be caught by a new system of press regulation, but
campaigners warned the new rules could be open to interpretation.
Britain’s newspapers are urgently considering whether to sign up
to the new system agreed by political leaders on Monday in the wake of a
phone-hacking scandal at the now defunct Rupert Murdoch-owned News of
the World tabloid.
The new watchdog, underpinned by law, would have the power to issue
harsh sanctions on misbehaving publications, including fines of up to 1
million pounds ($1.5 million, 1.2 million euros).
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