Media regulator head to give talk at Faculty event

20 Mar

Media regulation will be put under the spotlight by one of the leading figures in the field at an event hosted by the Faculty.

Sir Alan Moses, Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is the guest speaker at the free event, a joint presentation by the Faculty and the Royal Society of Arts Fellows.

Roddy Dunlop, QC, a recognised expert in media law, will also give a talk on the evening of Wednesday, 15 April, at the Faculty's Mackenzie Building.

Mr Dunlop, who has been involved in most of the recent major media law cases in Scotland, said: "In terms of media law, it is hard to imagine a hotter current topic than press regulation. The Leveson Inquiry, the glut of criminal trials against newspaper staff, and the ongoing phone hacking claims all mean that we are extremely lucky to hear from Sir Alan Moses. For anyone with an interest in media law, this event is unmissable."

IPSO is the independent newspaper and magazine industry regulator. It was established in September last year to replace the Press Complaints Commission in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the press.

Sir Alan Moses is a former Lord Justice of Appeal, and in his capacity as IPSO Chairman, he chairs both the Board of Directors and the Complaints Committee.

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