While giving evidence at the Leveson inquiry into press standards last year, Kate McCann said she felt like "climbing into a hole and not coming out", after the News of the World printed her personal diary which she started writing after her daughter disappeared.
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show in BBC Ones this morning, Mrs McCann said:
"What the Government is proposing with this Charter - the charter body is overseen by ministers for a start which again takes away the independence - it is basically a compromise of a compromise.
"Why do the press, the Government, not want to be accountable like everybody else? The press are the first to hold people in authority to account."
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