The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

So essentially our summary of recommendations would be, one, the regulation of printed material should be consistent with the regulation of other forms of media, so essentially that would mean that material that would not pass the test for pre-watershed television should not be allowed to be printed within unrestricted newspapers.

Secondly, that any form of regulation or printed materials should be guided by equality legislation that already exists, so in this case I'm referring to the Sex Discrimination Act, the Equality Act and making the point that any messages and images which would not be considered suitable for the workplace under those pieces of legislation again should not be printed and readily accessible within unrestricted newspapers.

I would reiterate the point about groups being able to make complaints on the basis of how groups are persistently stereotyped and misrepresented.

Then just additionally the issue of gender equality being the sort of baseline of any form of regulating this type of material, so that it is considered in relation to the impact that it has on women, the impact that it has on shaping the attitudes of children and young people about women, about young girls, rather than in relation to more subjective notions of obscenity, for example.

My key point would be that this really -- we're not proposing any form of radical -- any radical overhaul of media regulation; we're just calling for consistency, essentially, of how other areas of the media are regulated to be -- and for the print media to be brought in line it that.

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