Press to be investigated over McCann coverage

ISSUES OF libel, privacy and general standards in the press are to be investigated by a parliamentary committee in the UK following a string of successful court cases in relation to coverage of the Madeleine McCann case.

The press self regulation regime in the UK is expected to be tightened while the Press Complaints Commission is set to be scrutinised after failing to launch its own inquiries into coverage about the Madeleine case.

The news comes days after former arguido Robert Murat received undisclosed awards from British Sky Broadcasting Ltd following the publication of an article and video on the Sky News website claiming that his behaviour was “reminiscent of child murderer Ian Huntley”.

Source: The Resident