Phone Hacking Trial: ‘Toxic’ NOTW closure mooted month before Guardian’s Milly Dowler revelations – Martin Hickman

3 03 2014

News-of-the-World-006Day 61, Part 2: Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper group considered closing the News of the World a month before the Guardian disclosed it had targeted missing girl Milly Dowler, the phone hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks knew ‘rogue reporter’ hacking defence was shaky, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

3 03 2014

Rebekah Brooks at the Old Bailey in MarchDay 61, Part 1: News International’s chief executive Rebekah Brooks knew that the company’s lone “rogue reporter” defence against phone hacking was “shaky” a year and a half before it changed its public position, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Children and the Internet: Keeping them Safe – Chandni Rani

3 03 2014

ONLINE-SAFETY-TITLE-2Latest figures show that an increasing number of young children are savvier about the internet than their parents and easily circumvent internet filters that have been put in place by their parents. Baroness Howe’s Online Safety Bill [pdf] goes some way in addressing this problem by proposing to impose compulsory internet filters on all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Mobile Phone Operators (MPOs). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 3 March 2014

3 03 2014

Media and Law RoundupThe evidence in chief given by Rebekah Brooks occupied the whole of last week of the phone hacking trial.  She gave evidence for full days on Tuesday, (Day 57), Wednesday (Day 58), Thursday (Day 59) and for half a day on Friday (Day 60).  Read the rest of this entry »