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

Okay. I think, as I said in the written statement, I'm attracted to the view that freedom of the press is one very important aspect of freedom of thought and expression in general, and there's an important value to a society with freedom of thought and expression. I think it helps constitute a public realm to which -- in which we all have roughly equal status, so it's a realm in which anyone can have their say about public matters. And I suppose the thought underlying this is if you try to imagine a society where we all have freedom of thought and expression but there's no free press -- the press is very constrained -- I think we'd think: well, that isn't really a society with full freedom of individual thought and expression.

I can say more about this if you like?

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