A report for the UK police called for the police to “make a record of any contact with the media” and for those records to be spot checked, Journalism.co.uk reported.
According to Journalism.co.uk, the report (see here) was “commissioned” by the UK police to look into “the relationship between the force and the media.”
The report, which was “compiled by former parliamentary standards commissioner Dame Elizabeth Filkin,” described that relationship as having sufficient unregulated or unethical contact that is both hidden from scrutiny and harmful to the public and the MPS to cause serious concern.”
Filkin claimed that the UK press use “alcohol,” “late night carousing,” “flirting,” bribery and deception to get information from the press, Journalism.co.uk reported.
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