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Coogan on Leveson's 'watershed week'

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The actor and comedian Steve Coogan has said that the evidence given by witnesses at the start of the Leveson Inquiry has made it "a watershed week".

Mr Coogan, who this week gave evidence to the inquiry, which is examining press ethics in the wake of the recent phone hacking scandal, added that "the McCann evidence alone was vindication of the inquiry".

But while agreeing that it was right to look into the current system of press regulation in the UK, the Guardian's Simon Jenkins said: "I do think celebrities are distorting this debate."


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