Trafficking in human weakness
The 'right to know' is constantly debased by publishers who lay bare private lives for profit, writes Roy Greenslade.
In my long career as a journalist, including 21 years as a media commentator, no topic has been raised more consistently than privacy - or, more accurately, intrusions into privacy. But, to paraphrase a well-known saying, one man's invasion of privacy is another man's right to know.
There is a seemingly unbridgeable chasm between the two sides of that argument, and that's the major reason for its continuing controversy. It appears impossible to solve, because what...
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