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

I think the only thing I would like to say is that it needs to make sure that the freedom of the press remains, especially of the press that holds those in power to account, because celebrity gossip, tittle tattle, is actually readily available in Russia. It's readily available in Ethiopia and it's readily available in Afghanistan. It's everywhere. So that's easy to come by. But the important stuff that holds those in power to account, that's what needs to be preserved and saved and cherished, because as far as I can see, this country has one of the most sophisticated systems, one of the most sophisticated democracies in the world, and whenever anyone criticises anything here, starting from the weather to the way government works, to the way the press works, I always say to them: "Go try living in Russia and you'll see -- you will really start valuing everything here."

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