1. LEVESON

    Cameron ‘Failed His Own Test’

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticized after he rejected one of the prinicipal findings of the Leveson Inquiry on Thursday: the need for the creation of an independent watchdog group. Saying this statute could "infringe free speech and free press," Cameron said careful consideration has to be given to regulate the press. But many of the victims of phone hacking were angry with Cameron's response, with actor Hugh Grant tweeting that it was a "betrayal" and a lawyer for Milly Dowler's family saying the prime minister "failed his own test." Cameron himself had appointed Lord Justice Brian Leveson to investigate the relationship between politicians and the media, causing many to be puzzled by his rejection. Cameron, however, insists that he does not want to keep the status quo, but creating a new law could infringe on freedom of the press.

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