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

Just briefly on the issue of training for both parties, I feel certainly for reporters the traditional route was up through local newspapers, where if you made a mistake, you soon found out about it. That doesn't tend to happen any more. You would have to go and call on people who had lost children in accidents or criminal investigations. It teaches you humility, it teaches you to be sensitive and it teaches you that these people are human beings, and I think that kind of training needs to be -- somehow we need to teach journalists again what that means. I don't quite know how we do that.

On the same hand, I think police officers need -- they need better media training. The media training they currently get, as far as I understand, is how to hold a press conference, where to stand when you're being filmed, but I think they need some kind of training about ethics, media training, their role in a democracy, the fact that you can't have unnecessary secrecy and the things you can say to the press legitimately, not necessarily the things you can't say, all the time.

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