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The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

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1. Ed Miliband should be defender of a free press (Daily Telegraph)

Far greater corruption would go unchecked if newspapers were rendered impotent, says Mary Riddell.

2. 'Jed' Miliband discovers the joys of opposition (Times) (£)

With the Prime Minister dithering, the hacking crisis has given the Labour leader the chance to find his voice, says Rachel Sylvester.

3. Murdoch's BSkyB deal is dead in the water (Financial Times)

I do respect Rupert Murdoch but I dislike the way he uses politicians, writes Greg Dyke

4. This media is corrupt - we need a Hippocratic oath for journalists (Guardian)

A journalist's job is to hold power to account, says George Monbiot. Instead, most of the profession simply ventriloquises the concerns of the elite.

5. Methods and Motives (Times) (£)

News International is paying a high price for the hacking scandal, says this leading article. There will be broader questions about journalism.

6. We got the phone hacking we wanted (Independent)

Readers were more interested in eavesdropping on Prince Charles's pillow talk than bothered about the snooping, says Dominic Lawson.

7. DIY justice is justice denied (Guardian)

The ransacking of legal aid means society's most vulnerable will be left to fend for themselves, says Peter Lodder.

8. The economic pain grows in Italy (Daily Telegraph)

Divisions at the heart of government are costing Italy the confidence of the world, says James Walston.

9. It's time to park the peace process (Financial Times)

Gideon Rachman argues that the effect of the Arab spring on the Palestinian issue is that both sides are even less likely to risk negotiating a settlement.

10. Let them eat doughnuts: the US response to Bahrain's oppression (Guardian)

Mehdi Hasan discusses the brutal suppression to which Bahrain's people are subjected while the west averts its eyes.