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Best of: UK Inquiry Cuts Deal With News International Not To Investigate Brian Deer

Best of from 2012. UK's Leveson Inquiry plays cat and mouse with public interest over the Murdoch press investigation into MMR. It has been said that vaccines are the greatest cause of coincidence known to man. What was extraordinary about...

Leveson inquiry: Steve Coogan gives evidence on phone hacking - live

Steve Coogan says he was subject of a 'sociopathic sting' by then News of the World editor Andy Coulson Glenn Mulcaire's notes contain details of Coogan's girlfriends, his bank account number, his bank transactions and his pin number Elle Macpherson's accused adviser she blamed for press leaks of being an alcoholic. Show More Summary

Five things you missed in the phone hacking trial

The hacking trial has caused a political storm – with the prime minister denying that he’s ever even met someone called Andy Coulson and Ed Miliband on the verge of calling an inquiry into the Leveson inquiry (to be followed with an inquiry into the cost of all these damned inquiries). But what did we [...]

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 5 Apr 2014

MILLER UNDER FIRE OVER ADVISER AUDIO Culture secretary Maria Miller is under more pressure after the Daily Telegraph released a recording of a government adviser raising the Leveson Inquiry during a conversation with a journalist about Miller's expenses. Show More Summary

Murdoch recording - dismissing hacking/bribery, vowing revenge

5 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

A secretly made recording of Rupert Murdoch talking to his staff at the height of the Leveson inquiry into his newspapers' extensive, illegal hacking of crime victims' and celebrities' phones, and bribery of police officers, suggests...Show More Summary

Press Freedom UK

The web domain was registered by me in the wake of the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, and the subsequent threat of state regulation of the British press. Dormant until now, the address points directly to this post. Since Brian Leveson published his report in November 2012 there have been moves by the [...]

UK cops knew that banks, lawyers, rich people and others routinely hired criminal hackers to spy on people, did nothing about it

5 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

The Independent reports that the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency supplied secret evidence to the Leveson Inquiry (on phone-hacking by newspapers) saying that many other groups in the UK routinely engaged in criminal, invasive hacking through private investigations firms.

Monsters and Demons

During the Leveson Inquiry the press was on its best behaviour - as lots of politicians, various celebrities and the odd real person trooped in to give their evidence on what needed to be done - to drive up standards of behaviour. One...Show More Summary

Now for the Loverson inquiry

Would we be allowed to publish this gossip if Lord Leveson has his way with the press? Two key lawyers at the Leveson Inquiry

Rupert Murdoch on phone hacking: ‘That’s a lazy way of reporting’

5 years agoNews : The Cutline

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch was grilled for more than three hours by the Leveson Inquiry on phone hacking and media ethics on Wednesday in London, testifying that his frequent private meetings with British politicians are just part of "the game" and that the editorial influence he wields over his newspapers is "overestimated." With his [...]

How British Control Freaks Exploited a Scandal To Impose Press Regulations

5 years agoNews : Reason

In a fascinating piece for the spiked review of books, Mick Hume finds strong clues as to he source not only of Britain's sudden push for press regulation but also the details of the rules proposed by the Leveson Inquiry. The road map...Show More Summary

Swept Aside: an Un-Published Submission to the Leveson Inquiry about Science Journalism

By John Stone Age of Autism has been highlighting the mis-directed UK media abuse inquiry headed by Lord Justice Leveson. Ostensibly set up after public concerns about intrusive journalism and political cronyism the inquiry somehow concluded a fortnight ago with...

Is Media Regulation The Answer?

On Thursday Lord Justice Leveson handed down his report into the British media. The Leveson inquiry was set up in the wake of the Murdoch media phone-hacking scandal and was tasked to interrogate "the culture, practice and ethics ofShow More Summary

Mail finds new love for Human Rights Act

You know those films where a couple spend the first two acts hating each other until, possibly at night when it is raining, they realise they have been in love all along? It seems that following the Leveson Inquiry report, a winter romance is developing between the Mail on Sunday and the Human Rights Act. [...]

J. K. Rowling Discusses David Cameron's Reaction to the Leveson Inquiry

The Guardian has posted an essay by J. K. Rowling regarding UK Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to reject the Leveson proposal to regulate the news media. Rowling and other victims of the press participated in the Leveson Inquiry in 2011 to assess the ethics of the British press, following a phone hacking scandal. Show More Summary

With Britain's Free Press on the Brink, PM Cameron Becomes an Unlikely Champion

5 years agoNews : Reason

In the United Kingdom, the Leveson Inquiry into the "culture, practice and ethics of the press" has released its long-awaited awaited report, and the result is pretty much as expected (PDF): Assurances as to the value of a free press, coupled with calls for regulation of the press backed by law. Show More Summary

Shami Chakrabarti, the game is up. Time for you made room for someone who actually believes in liberty

Every cloud, even one as large and grey as the Leveson Inquiry's report, has a silver lining. And Leveson's is that Shami Chakrabarti, having been a key adviser in this authoritarian process, can never again pose as Britain's Queen of Liberty; she can never again hold forth, complete with wobbling lip, on how important it [...]

UK Leveson Inquiry Authorises Government/Pharmaceutical Power Grab Over MMR

By John Stone As predicted on Age of Autism Lord Justice Leveson has used the inquiry initiated to investigate press abuse of ordinary citizens to authorise a power grab for government bureaucrats and industry lobbyists over science reporting – a...

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