Phone Hacking Trial: Help from Blair and Mandelson, Brooks the “phone hacking mastermind” – Martin Hickman

12 03 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 67:  Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson privately offered to help Rebekah Brooks prepare for a grilling by MPs at the height of the phone hacking scandal, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Inaccurate, untested and uncorrected: another weak and inadequate PCC adjudication

12 03 2014

pccThe Press Complaints Commission (“PCC”) rarely makes adjudications on complaints. Only seven have been published in 2014.  Bearing in mind the fact that the PCC staff and procedures seem likely to be transferred wholesale to the successor body, IPSO, it is worth scrutinising adjudications with some care.  Read the rest of this entry »





Parents do Communicate with Kids about Online Risks – Leslie Haddon

12 03 2014

Internet-issues-300x184LSE’s Leslie Haddon responds to a 3 March post by Chandni Rani that argued the proposed Online Safety Bill currently in committee in the UK Parliament would be a “big step forward” in protecting children online. He shares recent findings from research into parent-child communication about online content. Read the rest of this entry »