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

I don't think I have a huge amount more to say that I have in my witness statement. The point is that although we tend to think of the important aspects of news as being focused around original journalism, investigative reporting and possibly high-cost correspondents around the world, in my view there is some value in what digital media do, which is to allow individuals to talk about these things in a much more wide and open manner than was ever available before.

So although the original news reports may be limited in number, the opportunity through blogs, through social media, through -- like Facebook and Twitter, for example -- for individuals to take a subject, talk about it, share their views with other people, and indeed even start to create their own news is something we should value and something which adds to the plurality of debate in the country.

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