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

Well, as I say, I think it exists in a form already, with the set-up of the PCC. The Irish Press Council position on this is quite interesting. I think they said it must occur on the same page where the mistake was made, or, if it was on the front page, it should appear on the first four pages. The problem with a regulator insisting where it goes -- you're undermining the freedom of the editor to edit his paper. If, for instance, he said it had to appear on the front page, I think that would discriminate against those papers at the red top end of the market which, by and large, only have one story on their front pages. It's easily dealt with by broadsheets who have plenty of stories on their front page.

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