Elveden and the merits of independent scrutiny – Brian Cathcart

3 05 2015

The Old Bailey, London, England, UKLeader writers and columnists are delighted that charges have been dropped against a number of journalists caught up in the Operation Eleven corrupt payment investigation, following earlier acquittals in similar cases. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Gerry and Kate McCann awarded damages of €500,000 in Portuguese libel action, summary of the Judgment

3 05 2015

McCannsOn 27 April 2015, the First Civil Chamber of Lisbon handed down judgment in the claim brought by Gerry and Kate McCann against the former Portuguese police officer, Gonçalo Amaral over his book Maddie – The Truth of the Lie.  The claimants were awarded damages of €500,000 plus interest.  The judgment, in Portuguese, is available here (McCanns v Amaral [pdf]).  There is, at present, no definitive English translation. Read the rest of this entry »