A challenge to the wrong freedoms

Richard Ackland, National Times, December 7, 2012

Mr Ackland, a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald, comments on press and political reaction to the Leveson Report, on self-regulation of news media and the legal profession.

Guffaws greeted the Leveson report or, to give it its full title, ”an inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press”.
We’d sort of read it all before when Ray Finkelstein (the Fink) delivered his report in February — The Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation.
Much the same territory traversed by Sir Brian Leveson had already been covered here, and met with much the same batty responses.

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