Lobbying before Leveson
In today's programme with Steve Hewlett:
The Leveson report is now on the desk of David Cameron ahead of its publication tomorrow. As lobbying continues behind the scenes, The Media Show hears from John Whittingdale MP who is one of those signing a letter against statutory regulation today. He chairs the Commons Media Select Committee which has been looking into issues relating to phone hacking since the first prosecutions. Jurgen Kronig, president of the Foreign Press Association in London and correspondent for Germany's Die Zeit and Amy Chozick of the New York Times look at how the wider Leveson story's being reported abroad. Martin Moore of the Media Standards Trust responds to last week's Media Show interview with Lord Black and explains the MST's argument for statutory support of regulation. Dan Sabbagh of the Guardian reports on last minute negotiations between newspapers to present a more united front on press regulation and looks at the other areas Lord Justice Leveson is likely to cover tomorrow.
The producer is Simon Tillotson.