News: Government Abandons Leveson Part Two, Sir Brian Leveson “fundamentally disagrees”

1 03 2018

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, told Parliament today that the Government was formally closing the Leveson Inquiry.  Read the rest of this entry »





Murdoch paper makes the case for Leveson Part 2 – Brian Cathcart

27 09 2017

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times has got itself into a revealing tangle about Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry, accidentally demonstrating why the case for it is so strong even though company policy is to oppose it. Read the rest of this entry »





Three questions about the media that politicians must be asked – Brian Cathcart

5 05 2017
There is near-silence about the future of the media in this election, yet the winners must take momentous decisions about broadcasting and the press.

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Phone Hacking, Don’t let them fool you, most victims were not famous – Brian Cathcart

27 04 2017

It has become routine: another batch of phone hacking victims win compensation from a newspaper and the story is reported (where it is reported at all) as if only celebrities were involved.  Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry

19 02 2017

we-want-the-truth-e1484065099964As part of a campaign in favour of the commencement of the promised Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press” Hacked Off has published a document [pdf] refuting a number of the myths that have been promoted in the press concerning this Inquiry.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Culture Secretary announces consultation on Leveson 2 and Section 40

1 11 2016

karen-bradleyThe Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, has today made a statement on matters relating press regulation and announced a consultation on Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry and the commencement of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





News: CPS announces no further phone hacking prosecutions against News Group or Mirror Group

11 12 2015

TrinityMirrorThe Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) today announced that no further action will be taken in relation to two phone hacking investigations, Operation Weeting and Operation Golding.  As a result, News Group Newspapers Limited (“NGN”) will not face prosecution on corporate charges and 10 individuals at Mirror Group will not be prosecuted. Read the rest of this entry »