Inforrm Event: “Libel Reform: in the Public’s Interest?”

12 12 2010

On 11 January 2011, Inforrm, in conjunction with Gray’s Inn and the Media Standards Trust, will be stage a panel discussion with the title “Libel Reform: In the Public’s Interest?“. The purpose of the discussion is to consider the implications of the current proposals for libel reform for the general public with panellists bringing a wide range of different expertise and experience to the issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “Andy Coulson will not face new charges, but this isn’t the end” – Brian Cathcart

12 12 2010

So the CPS will not press new charges in the News of the World phone hacking case. We shouldn’t be surprised. They won’t be surprised at News International either.

The Metropolitan Police was never the right body to reinvestigate a case it has already made a mess of once. What motivation did it have? Had the CPS found grounds for a prosecution, after all, it would have been the same as saying that the Met got it all wrong first time. Read the rest of this entry »