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Mass Media

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL683, tabled on 27 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any improvement in the balance and fairness of media reports of incidents of hate-motivated offences and of prejudice against religious and ethnic groups since the Leveson report was published.

Answered on

7 July 2014

No such assessment has been made. In the Royal Charter we have introduced a new system of independent press self-regulation that protects press freedom whilst offering real redress when mistakes are made. Importantly, the Government recognises the importance of a free press and does not interfere with what it does and does not publish.