This is the second and concluding part of Julian Petley’s submission to the Leveson Inquiry.  The first part was posted on 15 December 2011.

I now want to return to the nature of the freedom which newspapers claim is rightly theirs. One of the main problems here is that the arguments for freedom of expression, as a right which everyone enjoys, are frequently taken over wholesale by newspaper owners and editors as arguments for press freedom. Continue reading