News: London Riots “Good Samaritan” receives damages and apology from the police – Tamsin Allen and Samantha Broadley

11 05 2013

Leslie-AustinIn a Statement in Open Court [pdf] read out on Friday 3 May 2013, the Metropolitan Police admitted they had failed to take adequate steps to remove posters suggesting that Leslie Austin, a Hackney resident, was involved in the Hackney riots. The posters continued to be published for some months after officers accepted his role during the riots was as a “Good Samaritan” and “a model citizen”.  The police agreed to pay substantial damages and his legal costs and undertook not to repeat the allegations. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Standards Trust: Leveson Coverage Analysis

11 05 2013

levesonThe Media Standards Trust has published a report ‘Analysis: Press Coverage of Leveson Part 1: The Inquiry’ [pdf], the first comprehensive review of the UK Press’ coverage of the Leveson Inquiry.

  1. Over 2,000 articles and over one million words were published on the Inquiry between July 2011 and November 2012 – 73% during the period of oral hearings. Read the rest of this entry »