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Comms green paper hits delay

May 18, 2012

The ongoing saga of inquiries into phone hacking and media ethics is likely to see the planned publication of a communications green paper put back until after Jeremy Hunt, the UK culture secretary, has given evidence to the Leveson inquiry into media ethics and dealt with accusations that he favoured News Corporation in its negotiations to buy all of BSkyB, reports The Guardian.

The paper suggests that those close to Hunt’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport say the communications green paper, which will set out the government’s initial policy thinking in areas such as Internet piracy, public service broadcasting and spectrum allocation, has largely been written but is now unlikely to be published until autumn at the earliest.

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