Leveson: an “Independent Press Standards Organisation” is announced

8 07 2013

NewspapersIn a press release sent out to journalists earlier today by News UK’s Director of Communications, Guto Harri, it was announced that the “newspaper and magazine industry” were taking the first steps towards the establishment of an “Independent Press Standards Organisation”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 July 2013

8 07 2013

weekly-round-up-140x80The biggest story of the week was the publication of a transcript of the “Murdoch Tapes” – secret recordings of discussions between News Corp’s executive chairman and a gathering of Sun journalists.  The story was broken, for the second time, by Exaro News and Channel 4. Read the rest of this entry »





Hackgate: Mayor Boris And The Met Payoffs

8 07 2013

Sir Paul StephensonThere was an interesting short exchange at the Public Accounts Select Committee on 3rd July. The subject under discussion was ‘Confidentiality Clauses and Special Severance Payments’ – primarily NHS executives’ compromise agreements – a.k.a. unpopular large payoffs at public expense. Read the rest of this entry »