Government poised to reject Royal Charter on press regulation

The Government is set to reject the Royal Charter on press regulation proposed by newspaper and magazine publishers, in favour of exploring a version of the Parliament-backed plan, according to reports.

Leading publishers, including publishers of the Daily Mail and The Sun, and the Newspaper Society, which represents the local and regional press, put forward plans for an Independent Press Standards Organisation that avoided the possibility of political interference by not being underpinned by statue.

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