Figures from the world of literature, arts, science, law and journalism – including Hugh Grant and myself – have sided with victims of press abuse to sign 'The Leveson Royal Charter Declaration':
“WE BELIEVE that a free press is a cornerstone of democracy. It should be fearless in exposing corruption, holding the powerful to account and championing the powerless. It has nothing to lose, and can only be enhanced, by acknowledging unethical practice in its midst and acting firmly to ensure it is not repeated.
“We also believe that editors and journalists will rise in public esteem when they accept a form of self-regulation that is independently audited on the lines recommended by Lord Justice Leveson and laid down in the Royal Charter of 30 October 2013.
“It is our view that this Charter safeguards the press from political interference while also giving vital protection to the vulnerable. That is why we support it and that is why we urge newspaper publishers to embrace it.”
If you agree, please sign the declaration, share/like on Facebook and re-Tweet.
Please sign the @hackinginquiry Leveson Royal Charter Declaration with @HackedOffHugh & many other luminaries http://t.co/fSanRMEA08
— Jon Danzig (@Jon_Danzig) March 21, 2014
Great to meet hero of mine, @Jon_Danzig last night. Should be widely followed (and doubtless soon will be by certain paper).
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) March 19, 2014
‘We need to bring to account these dirty, rotten, scoundrelous newspapers…’ @NoXenophobia conference pic.twitter.com/zlFDOtlNn0
— Jon Danzig (@Jon_Danzig) March 17, 2014
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