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JK Rowling 'dismayed' at Cameron response

2012-12-01 11:46

London - Harry Potter author JK Rowling has expressed "alarm and dismay" at Prime Minister David Cameron's response to a report on press wrongdoing in Britain.

Rowling was writing in support of Lord Justice Brian Leveson's recommendations published on Thursday, which proposed that the press should be regulated by an independent body enshrined in law.

But Cameron, along with newspaper editors, expressed misgivings about the proposals, saying setting down new laws about a press regulator could infringe on the independence of Britain's press.

Rowling gave evidence about press intrusion into her family's privacy during an inquiry that preceded the report. She had told of how journalists had driven her out of her home and targeted her 5-year-old daughter at school.

Comments
  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-12-01 13:41

    The lady must know that the medicine will be worse than the illness.

  • impi.tokoloshe - 2012-12-01 13:59

    Shame your poor family. Maybe use the cloak of invisibility?

  • harold.pennington.5 - 2012-12-01 14:42

    Tabloid journalism does nothing of any significance other than feed the need for gossip and impinge on the privacy of celebs. Ban the lot of them and it won't pose any threat to democratic freedoms.

  • Bob.Cee123 - 2012-12-01 15:10

    It seems all Cameron wants to do is avoid knee-jerking the UK into the place the ANC wants to take SA with regards to press freedom. Seems like he's being quite level headed about this.

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-12-02 00:34

      i would rather call him brickhead.

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-12-02 00:31

    Should someone lose his leg after being run over by the train to realize that it is not a right idea to have a rest on a railway road? Why to come out and chew on obvious truth and stress on things which must be considered as the only correct way to act? Its the same as to insist that every traffic participant must stop against the red light but only after the accident occurred, before it used to be fine if someone never has been spotted by a cop. Cameron must go back to his village pub, only there his audience would fully appreciate his utterance as they are dronk enough to lose all sense of reality as well as awareness of right and wrong.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-12-02 00:46

      . I hope you are not alone, cause, you might fall out of bed !!!!

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-12-02 02:05

      Like you I suppose who fell on your head some time back and has been rather lacking in common sense since?

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