The Sun, the baby and the bathwater – Brian Cathcart

13 02 2012

There is fury and fear among Sun staff after the latest round of arrests by police investigating the alleged corruption of public servants by journalists, and there is more widespread alarm about the future of the press. Where will this end? Will other papers close, as the News of the World did? Is the baby of free expression about to go down the plughole with the murky bathwater of journalistic misconduct? Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 13 February 2012

13 02 2012

Five employees of The Sun have been arrested on suspicion of corruption, aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, and conspiracy in relation to both these offences: Geoff Webster, deputy editor; John Edwards, picture editor; John Kay, chief reporter; Nick Parker, chief foreign correspondent; and John Sturgis, deputy news editor. “A Ministry of Defence official, a member of the armed forces and a policeman were also arrested over allegations that journalists paid officials for information. All eight were later released on bail,” reported the AFP. Read the rest of this entry »