The UK's Leveson Inquiry into press practices and standards released its final report Thursday, calling for an independent regulator to hold the media accountable in the wake of the News International phone-hacking scandal. The report urges the regulatory body to be independent of the government and not include current editors, but underpinned by law, the New York Times reports. The report suggests the regulator should have the ability to impose fines on media organizations.
Read the executive summary of the report here.
For key points from the report, read The Guardian's summary here.