Published: 27 July, 2012
• THERE have been many hundreds of witnesses to the Leveson inquiry but none as shocking and heartrending as the revelation that the
media revealed the contents of a private diary belonging to a toddler.
And the existence of that diary was known only to one other person, her mother, and not even known to the father, her name being the kidnapped toddler Madeleine McCann.
There are thousands of examples of such invasions of privacy.
Never have the mass media been under such scrutiny.
But it will all come to nothing if we do not have a complete change of culture and practices.
Our democracy and the future we want are at stake.
That is how high the price is.
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