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Can I just say in terms of press offices, I think all organisations have these press offices now and very often they're poaching our most experienced reporters to staff them, but in our experience, very often these press officers themselves will request off the record meetings and briefings to provide us with information that they think is useful but they don't want to be attributed back to their organisation. So it's not a case of the journalist seeking a whispered conversation in the corner. The press officers themselves are saying, "Can I tell you things off the record which you can use in the paper but don't quote me."

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