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Lord Hunt, chair of the PCC, on press self-regulation. Plus free speech and the role of the columnist, and editors' challenges in dealing with instant reaction to writers.

Lord Hunt the Chair of the Press Complaints Commission talks to Steve Hewlett about his plans for press self-regulation. Plus as the Observer Editor says the paper "got it wrong" and withdraws a column by Julie Burchill described as a "disgusting rant" against transsexual, from the Online site, we look at the role of a columnist, free speech and the difficulties faced by Editors in dealing with instant reaction to articles via Twitter and other social media. With Columnist Toby Young, Roz Kaveney a writer and transgender activist, Laurie Penny Contributing Editor at the New Statesman and former Editor of The Guardian Peter Preston. Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Wed 16 Jan 2013 16:30


  • Wed 16 Jan 2013 16:30

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