Leveson: News, Spin, Rumours and Politics – A Round Up – Natalie Peck

29 09 2012

While the Leveson Inquiry report is expected later on this autumn, Inforrm takes a look at the news about Lord Justice Leveson’s expected recommendations, and any rumour and spin surrounding the outcome of the nine-month public inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 26: Part one of the inquiry draws to a close – Natalie Peck

30 07 2012

This week, part one of the Leveson inquiry ended with an update from the Metropolitan Police on ongoing investigations into alleged press illegality, and closing submissions from the majority of the core participants. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Leveson Inquiry, Weeks 24 and 25: The future of press regulation – Natalie Peck

23 07 2012

Over the past fortnight Lord Justice Leveson has heard evidence on the future of press regulation for module four of the inquiry. On the morning of Monday, July 9, Lord Justice Leveson opened module four by saying he had read all the evidence sent to him and would take every proposal into account before making recommendations later this year. He told the inquiry he had asked Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers to return for a third time to give an update on police investigations Operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta, and would ask for another briefing in the autumn. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 23: Module three comes to an end – Natalie Peck

8 07 2012

Last week module three of the Leveson Inquiry – examining the press and politicians – came to an end as Lord Justice Leveson heard from MPs and journalists. Giles Crown, the solicitor for the Bowles family, gave evidence on the experience of the family dealing with press intrusion following the death of their young son Sebastian, in a coach crash earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 22: David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown – Natalie Peck

25 06 2012

After months of anticipation, David Cameron gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry this week, along with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Sir John Major and opposition leader Ed Miliband. He was asked about the News Corp BSkyB bid, his relationship with former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and the hiring of former NoW editor Andy Coulson as director of communications for Number 10. Read the rest of this entry »