Opinion: “The Press – lashing out like cornered animals” – Brian Cathcart

15 12 2011

As Corporal Jones might have said, they don’t like it up ’em. The ruthless methods of mass circulation papers are being exposed at the Leveson inquiry as never before, so they are lashing out like cornered animals. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson Inquiry Submission: “Press Freedom: a Democratic Rubric”, Part 1 – Julian Petley

15 12 2011

On 14 November 2011, when Lord Justice Leveson opened the formal phase of his Inquiry, he stated that ‘I fully consider freedom of expression and the freedom of the press to be fundamental to our democracy, fundamental to our way of life. But that freedom must be exercised with the rights of others in mind’. In this submission to the Inquiry, I want to suggest that the time has come to re-think the whole notion of press freedom – and indeed of the freedom of the media in general. Read the rest of this entry »