Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks agreed £200,000 deal with Max Clifford to settle hacking lawsuit – Martin Hickman

4 02 2014

Max CliffordDay 52, Part 2:  Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group considered dispatching one of his favourite executives with a bundle of cash to settle a lawsuit for phone hacking, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Police evidence of more than 6,000 NOTW “hacking calls”, trial hears – Martin Hickman

4 02 2014

News of the WorldDay 52: News International staff or contractors made more than 6,000 calls to voicemail inboxes before police smashed the phone hacking operation at the News of the World, the phone hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





The Statistics the Press Complaints Commission Would Rather You Didn’t See – Brian Cathcart

4 02 2014

pccYou might think that any institution dedicated to upholding an industry’s code of practice would want to be clear how many times that code was broken and which companies were the most frequent offenders. Not the Press Complaints Commission (“PCC”). Read the rest of this entry »





Lords Communications Committee report on Media Plurality: two cheers – Steven Barnett

4 02 2014

HL Communications CommitteeThere are two ways of looking at the House of Lords select committee’s report on Media Plurality, published today. The less charitable view is that it has ducked the crucial issue of how Parliament should lay down clear, unambiguous guidelines to prevent undue concentrations of media power. Read the rest of this entry »