Leveson PressWhen it was revealed recently that the libel reform campaigner and lauded press freedom champion Simon Singh also donated money to the privacy advocacy group Hacked Off, it was met with incredulity by some sections of the press. The idea that someone could be in favour of a press that was free to criticise the powerful and expose the truth about the important issues of the day, while simultaneously against unwarranted invasions of private lives in the pursuit of prurient gossip, appeared to be some kind of unfathomable cognitive dissonance. Continue reading