News: Operation Elveden, Sun Journalist and two others to be charged over alleged £17,000 payments for information

14 05 2013

sun-getcccctyThe Crown Prosecution Service have today announced that the Sun Whitehall editor, Clodagh Hartley and two others are to be charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.  The information concerned details of unannounced spending and policy decisions relating to the 2010 Budget and the coalition government’s deficit reduction plans. Read the rest of this entry »





Launch of new survey on the legal experiences and views of journalists and online publishers – Judith Townend

14 05 2013

survey3A new survey for journalists and bloggers, which can be found at this link, aims to collect information about their experiences of and views on libel and privacy law Read the rest of this entry »





Hackgate – The IPCC and Surrey’s “Collective Amnesia”

14 05 2013

IPCCPublished in late April ’13, the Independent Police Complaints Commision (IPCC) Commissioner’s Report entitled ‘IPCC independent investigation into Surrey Police’s knowledge of the alleged illegal accessing of Amanda (Milly) Dowler’s mobile phone in 2002’ runs to just 6 scathing pages.  Its key observation is that Read the rest of this entry »