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

I think that's a tricky question, sir. As this hearing is demonstrating, I think there is a balance that needs to be struck, because it clearly is very important that the media have access to accurate, timely information, because that does inform the public, and therefore it goes to the heart of public confidence and therefore police legitimacy. So I think we need to balance the need to give them accurate and timely information with the need to audit the way in which that is happening, and I think there is a distinction to be drawn between fact and opinion.

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