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Month: February 2013 (Page 1 of 5)

Journalisted, week ending 24 February 2013, Pistorius bail, Moody’s downgrade and Child poverty

JournalistedJournalisted is an independent, not-for-profit website built to make it easier for the public, to find out more about journalists and what they write about. It is run by the Media Standards Trust. It collects information automatically from the websites of British news outlets. Articles are indexed by journalist, based on the byline to the article. Keywords and statistics are automatically generated, and the site searches for any blogs or social bookmarking sites linking to each article. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 25 February 2013

6 December Round UpThe CPS made an announcement about Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into phone hacking.  It has concluded that in relation to eight of 13 suspects there is “sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to one or more offences”; and that a prosecution is “required in the public interest“. In relation to three of the remaining suspects, it has concluded that there is “insufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction“. Continue reading

Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson – Hugh Tomlinson QC

LevesonHacking, blagging and bribing were, for many years, standard journalistic techniques in parts of the British press.  Their exposure led to continuing police investigations, over 100 arrests, several criminal prosecutions and the Leveson inquiry.  These criminal techniques were accompanied by intrusion, bullying, inaccuracy and a range of other abuses by the press. Continue reading

Privacy is not the enemy – rebooted… Paul Bernal

idpwerde_aktiv_banner2iuow-636x238 (1)Today, Saturday February 23rd 2013, is International Privacy Day. To mark it, I’ve done a re-boot of an old blog post: ‘Privacy is not the enemy’. The original post (which you can find here) came back in December 2011, after I attended an ‘open data’ event organised by the Oxford Internet Institute – but it’s worth repeating, because those of us who advocate for privacy often find themselves having to defend themselves against attack, as though ‘privacy’ was somehow the enemy of so much that is good. Continue reading

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