Hacked Off: 'An artfully crafted piece of legislation'

Help

Politicians from all the main parties at Westminster say a deal has been struck to formulate a new system of regulating the press.

Talks went on late into the night in an attempt to hammer out an agreement.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats say the system will be protected by legislation but the Conservatives insist there will be no new law that either mentions the press or the new press regulator.

Representatives from campaign group Hacked Off were also present during the talks.

Chairman Brian Cathcart said that the agreement is underpinned by law. He said: "Without that underpin, this whole regulation would have been the plaything of ministers".

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.