Phone Hacking Trial Report: Brooks and Coulson would have known about phone hacking at NoTW, jury is told – Martin Hickman

30 10 2013

Rebekah Brooks personally approved payment of almost £40,000 to a civil servant in return for information, the phone hacking trial heard today. Mrs Brooks was editing the Sun newspaper when the payments were made to the official, Andrew Edis QC, prosecuting, told the jury. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Court rejects PressBoF’s application for a Royal Charter injunction [Updated]

30 10 2013

Royal CourtsThe application by PressBoF for an injunction to restrain the consideration by the Privy Council of the Cross-Party Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf] was dismissed today after a hearing before Richards LJ and Sales J.   The Court also refused PressBoF permission to apply for judicial review of the Privy Council’s rejection of its proposed Royal Charter on the basis that there was no arguable case. Read the rest of this entry »





Facebook’s volte-face: its changing stance on videos showing graphic content – Rhory Robertson and Sophie Pugh

30 10 2013

Facebook SecurityIn May Facebook introduced a temporary ban on a particularly graphic video showing the beheading of a woman in Mexico. The ban was implemented in response to complaints from users and from the Family Online Safety Institute which is a member of Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board. Read the rest of this entry »