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Australia: newspapers argue against regulation of media, free press 'needed for democracy'

The West Australian :: The West Australian newspaper's editor-in-chief Bob Cronin has strongly argued against any form of Government regulation of media at today's Perth hearing of the media inquiry. Mr Cronin told the hearing, headed by chairman Ray Finkelstein QC, that regulation was irreconcilable with our system of democracy. The inquiry is considering whether there should be Government regulation of the print media by the introduction of a statutory complaints tribunal.

Continue to read Kim Macdonald, au.news.yahoo.com

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