The newspaper industry, led by five of the country's largest press groups, has rejected David Cameron's plans for press regulation and launched a bid to set up its own royal charter-backed body.
The political consensus over a new system of press regulation is running into difficulty with some of the country's key newspaper groups, including the publisher of the Daily Mail and the Sun, refusing to endorse it.
David Cameron has accused Labour and the Liberal Democrats of posturing after the collapse of cross-party talks on proposed reforms to press regulation.
Lord Justice Leveson has called for new laws to curb the rise of "mob rule" on the internet and says he is keenly watching the aftermath of his report into media ethics.
Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations for tougher data protection laws could
have a "chilling effect" on investigative journalism, the Information
Commissioner has warned.
A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that
Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new
powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists.
Lord Justice Leveson said the press had "wreaked havoc in the lives of innocent people" for many decades.
He said the proposals in his report will protect the rights of victims and people bringing complaints.
Rupert Murdoch told John Major to switch policy on Europe or his papers would not support him, the ex-prime minister has told the Leveson Inquiry.
Labour has called for Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to resign after Leveson Inquiry evidence appeared to show his support for News Corp's bid for BSkyB.
Opposition parties have called on Alex Salmond to "come clean" about an offer to speak to the UK government about News Corp taking control of BskyB.
News International (NI) insiders say that the launch of The Sun on Sunday, which appears today, only nine days after Rupert Murdoch's announcement it was to go ahead, was brought forward because to launch a new paper in the wake of fresh revelations would be virtually impossible