David Yelland, former editor of The Sun
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David Yelland: UK press are like 'lions led by donkeys'

It is a year since Lord Justice Leveson made his recommendations on press regulation.

Former editor of the Sun, David Yelland, told the Today programme's Sarah Montague he supports the royal charter on press regulation, which underpins a new system of industry self-regulation.

He said journalism in the UK has been like "lions led by donkeys", and its reputation had "never been worse".

"Too many newspapers have bullied, not listened, censored and shown no humility whatsoever over the last year," he added.

Mr Yelland also said that as editor of the Sun he had "immense responsibility", which he always tried to "exercise properly".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 29 November 2013.

  • 29 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK