Phone Hacking Trial: Eight to ten computers and mobiles registered to Rebekah Brooks missing, trial told – Martin Hickman

24 01 2014

Brooks arriving a CourtDay 45:   Between 8 and 10 computers and mobile phones registered to former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are missing, police told the phone hacking trial today. Operation Weeting detectives spent months piecing together a picture of Mrs Brooks’s computer equipment using data from the wifi router at her Oxfordshire home, an asset list from News International and records from mobile phone networks. Read the rest of this entry »





Appeal: If you love freedom of information, will you help the CFOI survive?

24 01 2014

confidential_animationThe Campaign for Freedom of Information (“CFOI”) has an immediate and short term cash-flow problem. Despite its modest expenditure, CFOI needs to raise nearly £25,000 to ensure its survival through to the end of March 2014.  CFOI has launched an urgent appeal for funds, to which donations can be made online.  CFOI asks you to support it now. Read the rest of this entry »





PCC: The ‘resolutions’ that suit newspapers but leave so much unresolved – Tom Rowland

24 01 2014

PCC“Resolution” of complaints from members of the public at the Press Complaints Commission (“PCC”) can include the sending of ‘private letters of apology’. Tracking down some of these proves instructive. Read the rest of this entry »