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Yes. In the case of public service obligations, one of them we propose is to strengthen the position of the editor, and make the editor more oriented towards his staff.

That would seem to me to be a proposal supporting the independence of the press that falls within the reference of the Leveson Inquiry, and has the potential to promote the plurality of the press.

It's in line with the previous Inquiry conducted by the Royal Commission On the Press, chaired by McGregor, where they produced a press freedom charter, and that was informed by the notion that a way of enhancing the independence and plurality of the press was to ensure that press freedom wasn't simply the property of the owner, that it was something shared with journalists.

So they were concerned to strengthen, through the press freedom charter, the role of the editor and the role of journalists. We have just taken the logic of that proposal and extended it.

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