Lord Puttman to debate Leveson at Sunderland University

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ONE of the most inspirational figures in British film is to debate the Leveson reforms at a Sunderland University public lecture.

Oscar-winning film produce Lord David Puttnam, former chancellor at the university, will reveal what lessons he thinks the media and public can learn in the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry.

It comes a week after the three main political party leaders agreed on a new Royal Charter which will create a “recognition” body to oversee a new press regulator and backed by legislation.

This has provoked strong opinions from those working within the media industry, in particular newspaper editors and proprietors.

On Wednesday, Lord Puttnam will consider the future of media regulation in an internet age.

He will address some issues which have emerged from the Leveson Inquiry and consider what we have learned both about the media and British society as a whole.

The free lecture will be in the Murray Library Lecture Theatre, Chester Road.

Refreshments can be purchased at the coffee shop in the foyer.

Guests are asked to arrive at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

For details, email events@sunderland.ac.uk, or call 515 3383.