Truong Thanh Chung Posted 22 days ago David Puttnam: Does the media have a "duty of care"? I have a felling that Mr. Putnam held himself back from a stronger, more direct proposal of policy. He blames the tabloid media contributing to the ill of society and politics, and wants to put more constraint on them with the "duty of care" law. The general rule is this: "If it's not true, don't say it; if it's not right, don't do it." It's greatly difficult and risky to make a such a move. But I agree with Mr. Putnam, doing nothing is more risky. Democracy is too valuable to be left alone with chaos and wishful of luck.