Quantcast


Last updated: March 17. 2013 8:37AM - 1039 Views
Associated Press



FILE This is a Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo of British author J.K. Rowling as she poses for the photographers during  photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: 'The Casual Vacancy', at the Southbank Centre in London. Celebrities including author J.K. Rowling and actor Hugh Grant are accusing the government of letting down victims of media intrusion. They are urging lawmakers to back new measures to rein in Britain’s unruly press. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
FILE This is a Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo of British author J.K. Rowling as she poses for the photographers during photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: 'The Casual Vacancy', at the Southbank Centre in London. Celebrities including author J.K. Rowling and actor Hugh Grant are accusing the government of letting down victims of media intrusion. They are urging lawmakers to back new measures to rein in Britain’s unruly press. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) J.K. Rowling and Hugh Grant are among the celebrities accusing the British government of letting down the victims of media hacking. They want lawmakers to back new measures to rein in Britain's unruly press.


Legislators are due to vote Monday on rival plans for tougher controls in the wake of the country's phone-hacking scandal.


The Conservative-led government says it will propose a new press watchdog, but hacking victims say the regulator must be backed by an act of Parliament.


"Harry Potter" author Rowling who has spoken of the media's impact on her family said Sunday that she and other victims felt they "have been hung out to dry" by the government.


Grant said hacking victims would support plans by the Liberal Democrats and Labour for stronger media measures.


Associated Press
Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com