Leveson: Brooks’ prophecy comes true – Steven Heffer

3 03 2012

In July 2011 Rebekah Brooks announced to staff, on the closure of The News of The World “In a year you will understand why we made this decision”.  Last week’s evidence to the Inquiry has been astonishing – and is living up to her prophecy. Read the rest of this entry »





Media, policing and politics: the business of “holding others to account”, Part 1 – Colin Sumner

3 03 2012

The old media emperor Rupert Murdoch said something in his apology in the British press that is central to understanding of ‘the hacking scandal’. It explains why politicians in the UK have been talking about ‘information crimes’ and a toughening of the regulation of the media; about creating a new censure of some old and well-known practices they now want to distance themselves from. Read the rest of this entry »