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

Well, of course, part of the complexity of modern life is that there is a conflation within means of delivery. The scarcity of bandwidth which justifies restrictions on broadcasting is no longer tenable because of digital mechanisms for deploying material, and the difference between reaching a large audience through printed documentation has been utterly undermined by the development of the Internet, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, all that. Therefore what is, in your view, the underlying principle that should be respected when one talks about the freedom of the press -- if that means, and should that mean, the freedom of journalists to be able to investigate issues within the public interest going beyond those rules which might otherwise encompass others and otherwise to such extent in which they intend to inform and educate.

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