Should journalists have privileges? Part One: Journalists and Citizens – Hugh Tomlinson QC

26 11 2011

The boundary between the journalist and the citizen is becoming increasingly blurred.   As the mainstream media downsizes, the “citizen journalist” has become an increasingly important figure.   On one view, the absence of clear boundaries between journalist and citizen is a positive, democratic, development.  Freedom of expression is something that everyone enjoys – it has the same positive social benefits whether exercised by a “journalist” or anyone else.

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