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

The other key point I'd like to make is that: provided that the state has absolutely no role in the standards which the regulatory body sets itself -- and those standards are purely for the body to decide, either in consultation with the press or wholly independently, but there's likely to be a consultation process -- then again, the principled objection falls away because the state has no hold over what journalists can do. Do you accept that?

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