Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks denies ordering NOTW execs to remove Dowler voicemail reference – Martin Hickman

25 02 2014

Dowler and NoWDay 57, Part 2:  Rebekah Brooks today denied ordering newspaper executives to remove a reference to a hacked voicemail from a story about Milly Dowler.

The News of the World changed a story on 13 April 2002 about a voicemail left for the missing 13-year-old after police questioned its veracity. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks denies any involvement in hacking Milly Dowler’s phone – Martin Hickman

25 02 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 57, Part 1:  Rebekah Brooks today denied any involvement in the hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone. Giving evidence at the Old Bailey, Mrs Brooks said she had not known that the schoolgirl’s voicemail had been intercepted days after her disappearance in 2002. Read the rest of this entry »





LSE Media Policy Project – Participating in UK and EU Policymaking Made Easier

25 02 2014

LSEThe LSE Media Policy Project has today unveiled  the Media Policy Planner, a new website and tool offering a free and accessible way for anyone to understand and participate in the decisions politicians make about the media. Read the rest of this entry »





Privilege and reporting the contents of documents read by the court – Hugh Tomlinson QC

25 02 2014

_67367788_courts_bbcThe fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of “privilege”. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair and accurate reports by qualified privilege. In the former case no libel action can be brought, in the latter an action will only succeed if malice is proved. Read the rest of this entry »