Comment piece on journalism ethics self-reg system

I’ve just finished a piece that argues that the ethics self-reg system is the logical starting point when it comes to improving the standard of journalism in Australia and globally.

The piece was prompted by the calls for more laws regulating journalism as a fall out from the News International phone-hacking debacle in the UK. This must always be the last resort. Getting the balance right between legislation and freedom of expression/press is very, very hard.

I’ll publish the piece here once it has had its run in other media.