Hacked Off: Leveson and the PCC – Ten Criticisms from the Report

2 02 2014

Leveson PCCIn a recent statement the Society of Editors asserted that Hacked Off was wrong to say that the Press Complaints Commission (“PCC”) had been discredited in the Leveson Report. But it is the Society of Editors that is wrong. Read the rest of this entry »





Murdoch and Media Power: Déjà Vu All Over Again? – Steven Barnett

2 02 2014

Sky_Believe_in_better_logoThis week saw the announcement of half-year results from BSkyB. There was a slight dent in its relentless profitability following recent competition from BT for Premier League rights, but very little deviation from the last full-year results: annual revenues of £7.2 billion with an annual operating profit of £1.3 billion. One and a third billion is an awful lot of spare cash to be generating each year. Read the rest of this entry »