Paying the price, the cost of dealing with the Sun – James Doleman

25 03 2015

New Sunday Sun tabloidThe not guilty verdicts at the recent trial of four Sun journalists on charges relating to payments to public officials has led to the Metropolitan Police’s “Operation Elveden” being branded a failure by The Sun and other tabloid newspapers. Demands to “stop the witch-hunt” and in one case a comparison between the Crown Prosecution Service and Hitler have graced our red-top press. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Court clears all journalists of all charges, chief reporter accuses paper’s executives of “breaking the first rule of journalism”

20 03 2015

John-Kay-2The former chief reporter of The Sun has accused the paper’s executives of “breaking the first rule of journalism”, by revealing his confidential sources after being found not guilty of making corrupt payments to a public official. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: It’s not only Governments that are powerful, the press are powerful, Judge tells jury

10 03 2015

Mr Justice Saunders“It is not only governments that are powerful, the press are powerful” a judge has told an Old Bailey jury considering charges against employees of The Sun newspaper. Summing up the case, which began on 6 January 2015, Mr Justice Saunders said that while a free press was vital it “still had to obey the law of the land”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Silencing journalists the ‘hallmark of authoritarian regimes’, defence tell jury

5 03 2015

Old_bailey_signA defence barrister at an ongoing trial involving four senior staff from the Sun has told an Old Bailey jury that former editor Rebekah Brooks has been “removed from the narrative.” Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Prosecution Closing, jury reminded of Rebekah Brooks admission of payments to police officers

4 03 2015

rebekah-brooks-andy-coulsonThe Sun’s relationship with some of it’s sources was “profoundly corrupt,” a court heard yesterday. Summing up the prosecution case against four senior staff at the newspaper, an army officer and his wife Michel Parroy QC told an Old Bailey jury that the trail was “in the end about greed,” greed from the sources for money and greed from the Sun for stories. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Judge’s directions on public interest and closing speeches begin

4 03 2015

Geoffrey CoxNews International gave police investigating alleged misconduct by their staff access to over 23 million internal emails a court was told yestertoday. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Soldier’s wife tells court she didn’t realise £4,000 cash payment was from the Sun

27 02 2015

A picture taken on February 26, 2012 inA woman accused of conspiring in the provision of unauthorised information to The Sun by a serving soldier for payment has told a court she never read the paper because “sport and lady parts is not my thing”. 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 »





Sun Four Trial: Soldier tells court he could not believe the Sun “would be encouraging people to commit a crime”

25 02 2015

Column-of-British-soldiers-marchingA debt ridden army officer was encouraged by an advert to sell information to The Sun a court was told yesterday. John Hardy, who is on trial for committing misconduct in a public office, admitted selling the newspaper information on Princes Harry and William while he was an instructor at Sandhurst. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Rebekah Brooks’ promises to PCC over Sun’s cash payments “never implemented”, Court hears

17 02 2015

Rebekah Brooks at Leveson inquiryReforms to the Sun’s system of cash payments pledged to the Press Complaints Commission by Rebekah Brooks “were never implemented,” the deputy editor of the newspaper has said. Read the rest of this entry »