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...
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
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 [...]
One of the best things about The Spectator is that it has no party line. As its dauntless refusal to compromise on Leveson Inquiry has shown, it is incomparably committed… Continue reading The post Cutting all state funding to the arts would be monstrous appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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
Michael Apted, Stephen Daldry, Terry Gilliam, singer Bryan Adams and author Helen Fielding also push for system proposed a year ago in the final Leveson Inquiry report. LONDON – Filmmakers Alan Parker, Michael Apted, Terry Gilliam and...Show More Summary
If the Leveson Inquiry does nothing else, then it has at least provided a useful guide to the British Left for those of us on the saliva-speckled wastelands of British… Continue reading The post The Leveson Test – separating the ‘Decent Left’ from ‘the Idiots’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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
The web domain pressfreedom.org.uk 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 pressfreedom.org.uk address points directly to this post. Since Brian Leveson published his report in November 2012 there have been moves by the [...]
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.
In setting up the Leveson Inquiry, David Cameron made a major mistake. He accepted the premise – so powerfully advocated by Murdoch’s rivals – that hacking was a problem because… Continue reading The post The truth about hacking? The lawyers, police and insurers are at it too appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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
Would we be allowed to publish this gossip if Lord Leveson has his way with the press? Two key lawyers at the Leveson Inquiry…
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 [...]
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
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...
There was a time during the Leveson Inquiry when Jeremy Hunt’s departure from the government was treated as almost inevitable by the media, including yours truly. But Number 10 backed… Continue reading The post Downing Street’s Maria Miller dilemma appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Leveson inquiry and the 2Day FM scandal highlight the reputational risks that data breaches pose and the need for businesses to adapt as attitudes to privacy and data protection evolve. 13 Dec 2012 3:07 PM
There were few surprises in the report from the 16 month Leveson inquiry into “the culture, practices and ethics” of the British press, but it did make a refreshing change to see some long-overdue attention paid to how women are (mis)represented in U.K. Show More Summary
David Cameron tells British tabloid and broadsheet editors that the "clock is ticking" for them following last week's Leveson Inquiry report. read more