‘There’s a lot more to journalism in this country than tittle tattle’

Tim Hancock, of Amnesty International UK, rises to lend perspective on the on-going Leveson inquiry reminding the world that a free press is vital for far more than coverage of celebrity gossip. Citing CPJ figures he notes that in 2011 one third of all journalists killed occurred during coverage of the  Arab Spring, and that over the past decades journalism has become increasingly dangerous. While the inquiry casts a shadow on some publications and individuals, journalism is redeemed by those exceptional individuals who face constant and increasing danger to bring back the news.

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