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Conservative Manifesto Features No Media Ownership Or Regulation Pledges, Unlike Labour

The Conservative Party has pledged to offer journalists “explicit protection” under the British Bill of Rights, which it wants to replace the Human Rights Act, in its 2015 election manifesto. Unlike Labour, the Tories have not committed to imposing the recommendations of the Leveson report and have made no mention of media ownership. The party, meanwhile, has reiterated its backing of Press Gazette's Save Our Sources campaign -- saying police forces should be banned from accessing journalistic phone records without judicial approval.

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