The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Perhaps we can then explore one idea that's been put forward as a way of giving an effective voice to the newly qualified and principled journalist in the face of moral hazard, and that's to introduce a conscience clause into the contract of employment. Perhaps I could ask you to consider this question: do you think that a conscience clause is likely to be an effective means of improving the ethical situation or does it give rise to more trouble than solution?

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