Phone Hacking: News International Executives Myler and Crone misled House of Commons committee

15 09 2016

myler-and-croneThe House of Commons Committee of Privileges has found that former News of the World editor Colin Myler and former Legal Manager Tom Crone misled the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee when giving evidence about phone hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





Crowdfunding: Above the Law: How News International Got Away – James Doleman

20 07 2015

jamesdolemanIn 2011, the British public and press were enraptured with the revelations of phone hacking at the News of the World. Rupert Murdoch referred to appearing at parliament  as ‘the most humble day of my life’ The conglomorate looked down and out.  Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Former Sandhurst Instructor blames News International for “sellling out” sources and “lower people”

26 02 2015

John HardyA former soldier, on trial on allegations of misconduct, called the actions of News International management “criminal” and claimed they had “sold out the lower people”. Read the rest of this entry »





HMRC Leak Trial: News International Accountant questioned in court over alleged illegal payments

10 11 2014

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????News International denied police requests to access financial data during investigations into allegations of illegal payments to a civil servant the Old Bailey jury at the “HMRC Leak Trial” was told today. Read the rest of this entry »





Murdoch’s Corporate Governance: The Problem with Mazher Mahmood for Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, & Victoria Newton – Joe Public

9 11 2014

Coulson and BrooksWhile News Corp. lawyers have censored the BBC broadcasting a Panorama exposure of their notorious undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood for a week, there will be far more worrying questions regarding corporate governance at News Corp – parent company of News UK – despite assurances post Leveson from the company; “News Corp’s Board of Directors and management are committed to strong corporate governance and sound business practices.” Read the rest of this entry »





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 »





Phone Hacking Trial: Hundreds of hacking calls made from ‘private wire’ inside NI HQ, jury told – Martin Hickman

28 11 2013

News-International-007Day 24: Hundreds of hacking calls were made from a “private wire” inside News International’s headquarters, the Old Bailey heard today.

Among those whose voicemails were accessed from the “generic” phone link at Wapping in east London were Katie Price, Tessa Jowell, celebrity PR advisor Alan Edwards and three Mail on Sunday journalists – Sebastian Hamilton, Dennis Rice and Laura Collins, the hacking trial was told. Read the rest of this entry »





The Future of Phone Hacking Claims, the position updated – Steven Heffer

26 06 2012

In a post published on Inforrm on 14 November 2011, I discussed the current state of the Voicemail Interception Litigation (“the Litigation”) and the proposed new Voicemail Interception Compensation Scheme (“the Scheme”). This post seeks to bring matters up to date.

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