Relations between journalists and the police are facing unprecedented scrutiny – both at the Leveson Inquiry and via the Met Police Elveden inquiry into allegations of corruption.
Module two of the Leveson Inquiry into the hacking scandal got underway on 27 February and focuses on journalists’ dealings with the police.
Police forces seem determined to exert further control on the flow of information and on unauthorised contact. But journalists have been arguing that such moves could encourage more corruption at forces which are no longer subject to media scrutiny in the way they have been.
Click on the links below to read Press Gazette’s coverage of module two of the Leveson Inquiry: The relationships between the press and police and the extent to which that has operated in the public interest.