Phone Hacking Trial: Former NoW journalist emailed Sun colleague about phone hacking, jury hears – Martin Hickman

12 11 2013

Greg MiskiwDAY 12: A former News of the World news editor emailed a Sun journalist about the targeting of Heather Mills’ mobile phone, the hacking trial heard today. Greg Miskiw wrote to the employee of the NoW’s sister paper on 29 May 2006, days after Ms Mills and Sir Paul McCartney had announced their separation. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Ricci v Italy, Less Restrictive Alternatives in Exercising Freedom of Expression? – Stijn Smet

12 11 2013

StrisciaOn 8 October 2013, the European Court of Human Rights released its judgment in the case of Ricci v. Italy [in french only] The case concerned a broadcast by the satirical television programme Striscia la notizia (on Canale 5), which aired an intercepted episode of another television programme, normally broadcast on the public network RAI. The applicant in Ricci was the producer of the programme. Read the rest of this entry »





The PCC, the Judge and the ‘Gay Brothel’: another bizarre decision

12 11 2013

Daily_Mirror_24_6_2013[1]In an adjudication published last Thursday, the Press Complaints Commission decided that a front page Daily Mirror story entitled “Stuart Hall Judge visited gay brothel” did not breach the discrimination or privacy clauses of the Editor’s Code.  This was on the bizarre basis that a 1996 News of the World sting was “genuinely relevant” to a debate about whether or not a sentence passed by a judge in 2013 was too lenient. Read the rest of this entry »