Demands have been placed on the First Minister to debate the press recommendations for Scotland made by the McCluskey report in Parliament this week.
Opposition parties have requested that Alex Salmond explains his "intentions" for the Scottish press after proposed regulations published last week were dubbed the "most draconian" of the western world by critics.
Lord McCluskey chaired a panel of legal experts and journalists who were appointed in December to consider the recommendations of the Leveson Report into press standards and how they may be accommodated in Scotland, under Scots Law.
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont wrote to Mr Salmond, after publication of the McCluskey report, to demand a full debate on the issue as soon as possible.
"This is too important to be left to briefings and the pages of the newspapers," wrote Ms Lamont. "This week's business in Parliament is Government-controlled. I believe that we should have a statement and debate on the report's findings. Scottish Labour will, if necessary, provide space in our business time for whichever of your debates this week is moved."
The call was backed by the Scottish Conservatives, with leader Ruth Davidson saying: "Alex Salmond needs to clear up exactly what is going on here. His panel proposed some of the most draconian measures in the civilised world.
"Now that he's had time to digest this, he must explain as a matter of urgency what his intentions are for the Scottish press. If he continues to stall, the suspicion will be that he wants to hold the threat of state control over Scotland's newspapers on the run-up to the referendum."
Responding to Labour's demands, the Scottish Government said it was too early for such a debate.
A spokesman for the First Minister said: "The appropriate time to discuss these issues in Parliament is after the cross-party process has reached its conclusion. As the First Minister said on Friday we expect that to be after the Easter parliamentary recess.
"Meantime, the Scottish Government will take time to consider all of the suggestions in the McCluskey report and discuss their proposals with the representatives of all of the other political parties, including Johann Lamont, and with other stakeholders."