This evening's Panorama deals with one of the most controversial issues facing journalism: privacy. The Human Rights Act guarantees two competing rights viz: freedom of expression and the sanctity of private life. In the competition between them, where does the public interest lie? Many editors believe that the courts' interpretation of the right to privacy in cases such as that of Max Mosley v the News of the World is creating a 'chilling' effect on journalism. In the past public figures pursued by journalists would reach for their libel lawyer. Now they are turning to the courts to protect their privacy. The threat to traditional red top kiss and tell stories is real, but is kiss and tell in the public interest or just an example of what the public is interested in? Panorama: The Death of Kiss and Tell, is on BBC One tonight (Monday, 15 June) at 2030. Journalists all over the country will watch it.