Byline: Duncan Lamont; 2004-09-20; The Guardian; pages 20
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". . .But when newspapers get too close to criminals, or criminal conduct, there can be unexpected repercussions. The media are not protected from the criminal law by any special reporting dispensation. When BBC reporter Mark Daly went undercover to film The Secret Policeman in Manchester, for example, he was arrested for obtaining a pecuniary advantage (his wages) by deception, and damaging police property. . ."
Description:Duncan Lamont gives tips on how to avoid trouble with the law while reporting.
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