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

Yes, I certainly do. I think before I go on to talk about that, I'd like to add that even though they have ethical duties, it doesn't follow that regulation must enforce those duties. It might do in some cases, it might not. But I think we need to remember that in a liberal society -- one of the things that makes us a libel society is the view that ethical duties don't always have to be enforced. So I have a duty not to cheat on my partner, not to lie to my friends. A liberal society doesn't enforce those duties through law or in other ways.

I think some of the ethical duties of the press might be like this and others might not be, but the bare fact that they have ethical duties to readers, to subjects of stories and to a range of other actors, it doesn't immediately follow that regulation is appropriate, though I think some regulation is.

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