The future of the press
25 November 2012 Last updated at 20:47 GMT
David Cameron gets his first sight of Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations on Wednesday, before official publication on Thursday when the Prime Minister will make a statement to Parliament.
Many expect Leveson to recommend that a new system of regulation with statutory backing should replace the current arrangement whereby newspapers regulate themselves.
Tim Luckhurst is Professor of Journalism at Kent University and strongly opposes statutory regulation.
This interview was broadcast on Sunday 25th November on BBC RadioThe 4's The Westminster Hour.