Hugh Grant, Tom Watson MP and president of the National Union of Journalists Donnacha Delong were among a number of speakers at a rally calling for media reform last night.
The Livestream video embedded below shows the speeches, with Hugh Grant praising the “progress made since last July”.
The first two modules of Leveson inquiry has shone a lot of very disinfectant sunlight into a lot of very infected corners.
He added that he believes the public has started to realise the scandal is “not just about phone hacking but a wider corruption of police and officials and the intimidation elected politicians”.
We’ve been living for the past 30 years in a media-controlled state.
Giving the example of police production orders calling for journalists to hand over journalists’ footage, Donnacha Delong from the NUJ called for a new regulator to define journalists’ rights and responsibilities.
Improved press regulation which details the rights and responsibilities of the press is potentially something we could use to defend the press against from those kinds of illegitimate requests from those in power.