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

24 02 2013

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. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson and ‘journalistic materials’: another myth – Brian Cathcart

24 02 2013

Leveson reportIf Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations are implemented in full, does that mean that it will be easier for police officers conducting investigations to seize confidential research materials from journalists? The idea has gained some currency, but the answer to the question is no. Read the rest of this entry »