UK Press Regulation: Newspaper Industry Launches Rival Royal Charter

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By: Lisa O’Carroll | The Guardian

The newspaper industry, led by five of the country’s largest press groups, has rejected David Cameron’s plans for press regulation and launched a bid to set up its own royal charter-backed body.

Sun publisher News International, Telegraph Media Group, Associated Newspapers – which owns the Daily Mail – Trinity Mirror and Express Newspapers have drawn up a draft alternative royal charter, which will be put to the privy council later on Thursday.

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