Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks offered Goodman a job after phone hacking conviction, court told – Martin Hickman

1 11 2013

Clive GoodmanRebekah Brooks responded to the imprisonment of the News of the World’s royal editor Clive Goodman by offering him a job, the prosecution at the phone hacking trial revealed today. Shortly after Mr Goodman came out of jail for plotting to hack the phones of royal aides, Mrs Brooks’s expenses records showed that she invited him for lunch at a private member’s club in London’s Pall Mall on 13 April 2007. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial Report: Coulson cleared payments to police for Queen’s private phone book, jury hears – Martin Hickman

1 11 2013

Clive-GoodmanAndy Coulson approved two corrupt payments to “palace cops” despite being warned by one of his reporters that he risked criminal charges, the phone hacking trial heard today.  Read the rest of this entry »





Double standards? Why unsupported claims of ‘threats to national security’ are the real threats to press freedom – Justin Schlosberg

1 11 2013

Liam FoxMPs recently announced plans to formally inquire into the Guardian’s coverage of the Edward Snowden leaks, prompted by a letter from former Defence Secretary Liam Fox. The letter accuses the Guardian of double standards in its coverage of the leaks, given its role in exposing the phone hacking scandal, and reiterates claims that the leaks have damaged national security. Read the rest of this entry »





It’s PC* Gone Mad – Matt Himsworth

1 11 2013

Mail-300x225*PC meaning Press Conduct

The furore concerning Roy Hodgson’s half time anecdote, during England’s 2-0 victory over Poland, raises some curious questions about confidentiality in sport, race relations, journalistic sources and press conduct in general. Read the rest of this entry »