WHAT IS THE LEVESON INQUIRY?
The Leveson Inquiry looked at the
relationship between the press and
the public, including phone-hacking
of celebrities who’s voicemails were
hacked and many messages were
deleted and other potentially illegal
It is chaired by Lord Justice Leveson
after being appointed in July 2011
This whole inquiry started after the
phone-hacking scandal with Rupert
AN EVENT RELATING TO THE INQUIRY
An important event that happened backs up as to
why the Leveson Inquiry should take place.
A radio station in Australia prank called the hospital
in which the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate
Middleton, was staying.
The prank elevated where the nurses at the hospital
believed that the presenters were the Queen and
Prince of England, and shared out important
information about the Duchess’ health on air in
In the case of the Australian
presenters, they intervened into
someone’s personal life and caused
As a result of this and many other
certain similar events (i.e. the phonehacking scandal with Rupert
Murdoch), the Leveson Inquiry took
place to prevent ethical standards
from being broken further.
WHAT I LEARNT FROM THE LEVESON
The inquiry was a way of regulating the Press. There
are basic rules and standards the press, journalists
and members that work in the sector of Media must
Although this was a newspaper report, the same
rules still apply to a radio journalist too.