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

I believe very, very strongly in freedom of the press and freedom of expression, and I would like to make it clear from the start that I think that there's -- alongside the kind of journalism that we're going to be talking about today, I think there is truly heroic journalism in Britain. I suppose my view is that we have at the one end of the spectrum people who literally risk their lives to go and expose the truth about war and famine and revolution, and then at the other end we have behaviour that is illegal, and I think unjustifiably intrusive. I wonder sometimes why they're given the same name, why they're called the same thing. We should maybe invent a new word for the second group.

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