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Month: December 2013 (Page 1 of 5)

Opinion: Press bosses try to have their cake and eat it – Brian Cathcart

Sir David NormingtonHaving lost the public argument about press self-regulation, the big newspaper companies are now trying to get their way by other means. Letters published online show that over the past month press bosses have tried to strong-arm Sir David Normington the official responsible for the first step in appointing the Royal Charter body that will inspect future press self-regulators. Continue reading

Media Plurality: The Devil in the Detail: Media ownership limits and unaccountable power – Justin Schlosberg

Justin SchlosbergOne of the great paradoxes of media reform debates is that the biggest cheerleaders for government control over media regulation are none other than the private media themselves. The war over rival charters for press regulation earlier this year was waged on a number of fronts, but it pivoted on the question of whether power to change the charter should reside with ministers, or parliament. Continue reading

Phone Hacking Trial: Princes William and Harry, Interviews of Brooks and Coulson – Martin Hickman

William Harry KateDay 32: Princes William and Harry were targets of the News of the World’s phone hacking operation, the phone hacking trial heard yesteday.  At the Old Bailey, prosecutor Andrew Edis read out a series of recordings of voicemails left by or for the princes which were recovered from the homes of the News of the World’s private detective, Glen Mulcaire, and its royal editor, Clive Goodman, in 2006. Continue reading

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