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Reject the PressBoF Charter on press regulation`

Thursday May 23 2013

Dear Activist,

As-salaamu alaykum,

We are writing to request your urgent assistance concerning a consultation opened by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt. Hon. Maria Miller, on the press industry’s rival royal charter, known as the PressBoF Charter.

The press industry, led by newspaper groups Associated Newspapers, Express Newspapers, Trinity Mirror, News international and Telegraph Media Group, have devised a rival Charter which falls far short of the recommendations envisaged by Lord Justice Leveson.

Recommendations such as the independence of the regulator, third party complaints, free access to arbitration for complainants, and the power to ‘direct’ apologies – meaning front page inaccuracies receive front page apologies – are just some of the failings of the PressBoF Charter.

What you can do:

1.Send an automated letter to the Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, via Hacked Off, on this link – http://act.hackinginquiry.org/lobby/16

2.Copy and paste the contents of the same template letter and send to your local MP requesting that s/he raise the matter with the Culture Secretary. You can write to your MP via this link – http://www.writetothem.com/

It will take you only a couple of minutes!

May Allah (SWT) reward you for playing your part on this vital issue.



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