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How do we reform Britain's media? Proposals and your responses

A new committee has drawn up media reform proposals in the light of the Leveson Inquiry. We publish the CCMR's proposals, alongside responses from media experts and practitioners, and invite our readers to join in the debate.
Co-ordinating Committee
19 December 2011

A new committee has drawn up media reform proposals in the light of the Leveson Inquiry. We publish the CCMR's proposals, alongside responses from media experts and practitioners, and invite our readers to join in the debate.

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The Co-ordinating Committee for Media Reform is a newly-formed umbrella organization of advocacy groups, academics and individuals campaigning for meaningful reform of the UK media. Media Reform was established to represent the interests of civil society in the light of the Leveson Inquiry and the Communications Review and to draw up policies designed to sustain the public interest and foster a more democratic media system.

In our new page, 'Reform Britain's Media', we publish the executive summary of the committee's recommendations, alongside responses from media experts and practitioners. We invite our readers to join in the debate by commenting on the page. There will be a range of further meetings to discuss issues that arise from this feedback, which will inform further responses both to the Leveson Inquiry and the Communications Review.

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