Ed Miliband, the leader of the UK Labour Party and a Parliament member, has called for an “independent review of newspaper regulation and practices” after the News International phone hacking scandal, the Guardian reported.
According to the Guardian’s exclusive interview, Miliband is “the first political leader” to call for the review. Miliband reportedly said the review would be for the good of British media’s reputation and criticized the Press Complaints Commission, which “has been widely criticised for failing to challenge News International over the scale of phone hacking.”
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“My strong instincts are that we do not want governmental regulation of these issues, but I don’t think the Press Complaints Commission has covered itself in glory.”
Read more of the Guardian’s reported interview with Miliband here.