Press ethics: drawing the line

The ongoing phone-hacking scandal in the U.K. has brought the discussion about press ethics to the forefront once again. That is among the topics addressed in the final session of the World Newspaper Congress programme, “Profit, public interest, ethics – where to draw the line?”

Jacob Mollerup, president of the Danish Association for Investigative Journalism and the Organization of News Ombudsmen, sees the hacking saga as a case in which many participants – the press, police, PCC – failed to draw the line. Instead, it was the public that finally said, “Enough!” after the vastness of the hacking was uncovered.

Read the entire article by Teemu Henriksson

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