The Savile affair and the media – the watchdog which didn’t bark

14 10 2012

It now appears that the late Sir Jimmy Savile was a rapist and sex abuser who may have had hundreds of victims over a period of nearly 50 years.  He not only worked with children on television but was, apparently, given uncontrolled access to vulnerable patients in several hospitals. Read the rest of this entry »





“Everybody’s Hacked Off”, Chapter 1 – Brian Cathcart

14 10 2012

Hacked Off founder Brian Cathcart’s new book is now available to download. The Penguin Special details the chronology of press abuse and attempted reform in the UK, right up to the events that led to the Leveson inquiry, and includes an introduction from Hacked Off Director and victim of multiple press abuses, Hugh Grant. Read the following extract from Chapter 1 now. Read the rest of this entry »