Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions questions newspaper executives

12 December 2011

There will be a rare public appearance from Viscount Rothermere, Chairman of Daily Mail & General Trust plc at the Privacy and Injunctions Joint Committee on Monday 12 December, with other newspaper executives Kevin Beatty, the Chief Executive of A & N Media, and Liz Hartley, the Head of Editorial Legal Services at Associated Newspapers. Evidence will then be heard from James Harding, Editor of The Times, Peter Wright, Editor of the Mail on Sunday, and Bob Satchwell, Executive Director of the Society of Editors.

Witnesses

Monday 12 December, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House.

At 2.15pm 

  • Viscount Rothermere, Chairman, Daily Mail & General Trust plc
  •  Kevin Beatty, Chief Executive, A & N Media
  •  Liz Hartley, Head of Editorial Legal Services, Associated Newspapers

At 3.15 p.m.

  • James Harding, Editor, The Times
  • Peter Wright, Editor, Mail on Sunday
  • Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors

Issues

The session is expected to cover the future regulation of the press (including reform or replacement of the Press Complaints Commission), the corporate governance of newspapers, and the extent to which proprietors and boards should set appropriate standards for respecting individuals’ rights to privacy.

The meeting will be held in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House and is open to members of the public. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. Members of the public should enter via the Visitors Entrance at Portcullis House.

Further Information

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