The Free Speech Blog: Official blog of Index on Censorship
"In short, once again, no clear “public interest” justification for this story has been articulated. This is simply a “kiss and tell” story designed to sell newspapers and humiliate a professional sportsman whose on the pitch performances have been the subject of criticism and complaint by football fans. He may not be scoring goals but it is difficult to see how this can sensibly be linked to a number of sexual liaisons which took place over 10 months ago."
"International Forum for Responsible Media blog has posted an interesting analysis of the issues raised by the press coverage. These mainly centre on the distinction between a story which is argued to be ‘in’ the public interest and one which is simply ‘of’ public interest – the latter of which would not theoretically afford the same justification for publication."
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