Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, author and member of Hacked Off has written a blog post for the Huffington Post discussing tougher press regulations.

Following a YouGov poll commissioned by Hacked Off and published yesterday, Professor Barnett wrote that the survey results “demonstrate that public support for meaningful press regulation is as deep-seated as ever.”

Continuing, Professor Barnett said, “for 70 years, while some newspaper journalists have produced brilliant and ground-breaking investigations, others have worked in newsrooms which fostered bullying, blagging, intimidation and intrusion into grief.”

Professor Barnett concluded the article by writing that, “in her rousing conference speech in October, Theresa May pledged to stand up for the weak and stand up to the strong. She knows where the public stands on the need to rein in unaccountable and overly powerful press proprietors. Will she stand up to them?”

Read the full blog post on the Huffington Post’s website.

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