Sun Six Trial: Sun News Editors tells court of decades of “chequebook journalism” – Martin Hickman

14 11 2014

downloadRebekah Brooks would occasionally reply to emails from her news editor seeking cash payments for the newspaper’s sources but Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group produced none to a criminal trial of his journalists, a court heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Jury hears inside story of life in the Sun newsroom – Martin Hickman

14 11 2014

The First Editions Of The Sun On Sunday Hit The NewstandsThe Sun’s editor, Rebekah Brooks, went into a foul-mouthed rant against at the paper’s news editor Chris Pharo during morning editorial conference because he had presented a poor news list, he told a court today.

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Journalistic freedom, RIPA and misconduct in public office: lessons from Sally Murrer’s case – Gavin Millar QC

14 11 2014

Citizen-Header-July-52012In 2008 I defended a journalist called Sally Murrer at Kingston Crown Court. Sally worked for the Milton Keynes Citizen. The Thames Valley Police wanted to identify one of their officers as one of her sources. Read the rest of this entry »





Over half a million Google URLs removal requests to date; the “Right to be Forgotten” in practice – Sara Mansoori and Eloise Le Santo

14 11 2014

20140517_LDD001_0It is five months since the ruling in Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez and, as of 13 November 2014, Google had received 166,396 requests for URL removals and has evaluated 562,376 URLs to decide whether to whether to remove them from its search engine. 21,470 of the requests have come from the UK relating to 72,195 URL removals. Read the rest of this entry »