Self-regulation would be the best way to address media excesses, Tung Chee-hwa said yesterday. The Chief Executive stressed that it would be the 'best option' for the Government. 'I have said many times that I hope the press can do it by themselves,' he said. 'I understand that the Hong Kong Newspaper Society has been working on that. I hope you will soon accomplish that,' he told a Newspaper Society lunch. He said the Government would study the issue after the end of a public consultation on a statutory press council to regulate privacy intrusion by the print media. Meanwhile, a survey on reporters' and editors' views on a press council and a self-regulatory mechanism has been completed with about 1,000 questionnaires returned. The Hong Kong Journalists Association, the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists, the Hong Kong News Executives' Association and the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association may unveil the findings as early as Sunday.