Phone Hacking Trial: Lessons from the ‘Media Trial of the Century’ – Granville Williams

9 07 2014

News-International-007After eight months of sensational revelations during the phone-hacking trial we have at least three devastating insights into the operations of the UK arm of a global media group, but also the revelations highlight broader policy concerns about what to do in the future to constrain the abuse of power demonstrated by Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper group. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s grim down under: Australia, Murdoch and political control – Granville Williams

15 06 2014

AbbottMurdochA report in the Brisbane Times, 12 June 2014, revealed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his chief-of-staff, Peta Credlin, spent more than 2½ hours at Mr Murdoch’s apartment near Central Park in New York on Tuesday evening, 10 June. Read the rest of this entry »

Blair, Brooks and the Murdoch connection: another insight – Granville Williams

26 02 2014

Hutton InquiryIt was the Sun which splashed the exclusive ‘HUTTON REPORT LEAKED’ by the paper’s political editor, Trevor Kavanagh, on 28 January 2004. The Hutton Inquiry was set up by Blair’s government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »