Fast-track plan may be only way to speed press change – Sir Charles Gray and Alastair Brett

1 10 2013

Leveson.jpgThe debate over press regulation will start again in earnest in the coming weeks. What is extraordinary is how the press and the government have so far failed to find a workable way forward in implementing the Leveson recommendations. The press cries “no statutory intervention” so the government, terrified of upsetting the press, comes up with a complex royal charter rather than a simple statute.  Read the rest of this entry »

News: News International to close Phone Hacking Compensation Scheme in April

1 02 2013

News of the WorldNews International, also now known as NI Group, has just announced that its Compensation Scheme for victims of mobile phone interception is to close in April 2013.  The Scheme has been in operation since April 2011.  Compensation is assessed by former High Court Judge, Sir Charles Gray.  The announcement is in the following terms: Read the rest of this entry »