Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks told witness it was easy to hack phones of the famous, court hears – Martin Hickman

25 11 2013

Eimear CookDay 21 (Part 2): Rebekah Brooks told the wife of a professional golfer how easy it was to hack the phones of famous people, the Old Bailey was told today.  Eimear Cook said that Mrs Brooks had warned her of the ease with which voicemails could be eavesdropped over lunch at the house of mutual friends. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson offered Goodman “every possible support” after arrest – Martin Hickman

25 11 2013

Andy CoulsonDay 21 (Part 1):  Andy Coulson offered Clive Goodman “every possible support” after he was arrested for hacking into the voicemails of aides to the Royal family, the phone hacking trial heard today. Mr Coulson, then News of the World editor sympathised with Mr Goodman in  phone call on 8 November 2006. The call was  secretly taped by Mr Goodman. Read the rest of this entry »





Australia: Whither media reform under Abbott? – Mark Pearson

25 11 2013

Where will the new Liberal-National Coalition government led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott head with the reform of media regulation? Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis were vocal opponents of the former Gillard Government’s proposals to merge press self-regulation with broadcast co-regulation into a new framework.

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Law and Media Round Up – 25 November 2013

25 11 2013

roundupThe phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others continued at the Central Criminal Court.  This week saw Days 16, 17, 18 (Parts 1 and 2) and 19 (Parts 1 and 2) of the trial – with no hearing on Friday 22 November 2013.  The jury heard evidence about from a number of witnesses including Sun lawyer Justin Walford and a various former News of the World journalists and employees. Read the rest of this entry »