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Volume 2, Issue 1
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Abstract

The repercussions of the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World are reshaping the regulation, culture, practice and ethics of the press in the United Kingdom. Though a purely British case, the impact on the future of newspapers and the media will not be confined to the British Isles. The scandal and the subsequent public enquiry led by Lord Justice Leveson will provide fertile ground for media and journalism scholars to focus their research and investigations. Leveson’s recommendations on the future of press regulation are certain to rework the current system in the United Kingdom, where the press has traditionally been self-regulated voluntarily through Press Complaints Commission. In this article, David Elstein, chairman of open Democracy, looks into the phone-hacking scandal, examining its various facets and what its impact will be on the future of press freedom and media ownership in Britain.

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