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It doesn't seem to be able to get the more powerful newspapers to abide by it.

One of the things that I think is quite interesting is the degree to which editors seem to see regulations as a challenge. I mean, you get -- it's all about going as close to the wire as you possibly can and seeing how far you can get rather than thinking about how you could actually manage to operate within the regulations.

I do think that there are some things that the PCC have done which are important. I mean, I think that when they brought in a code about harassment, certainly at local level in relation to private people, it has had some effect, but obviously it hasn't had any effect when it comes to celebrities, so it needs to work.

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