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Could accepting freebies land journalists in jail?

New bribery laws could mean journalists accepting free gifts are at risk of committing a criminal of

A lawyer has warned that journalists accepting freebies could be at risk of committing a criminal offence following the introduction of new bribery laws last month.

It comes after an anonymous fashion journalist this week lifted the lid on the freebie culture that is deeply ingrained at some titles.

Writing in The Times, the magazine journalist said: "Right now, crammed under my desk, in paper bags, wrapped in ripped tissue, or just on the floor, there's more than £3,000 worth of stuff."

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