Would we be allowed to publish this gossip if Lord Leveson has his way with the press? Two key lawyers at the Leveson Inquiry…
media Keywords: paul begley media rupert murdoch leveson news limited craig thomson Rupert Murdoch claimed he was humbled by the phone-hacking inquiry but his influence continues unabated. Just ask Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson. Paul...Show More Summary
The long-awaited reform of libel laws in the United Kingdom skirted with collapse this week due to political infighting in the aftermath of the Leveson report on media ethics--the public inquiry that resulted from the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. With that disaster narrowly averted, attention has turned to what...
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
There is nothing in any of the proposals aired at the inquiry or in Leveson or in the hubbub since that will make regulatory issues any more tractable than they have been for over the last two decades. Heaven knows, the PCC needed more muscle and more independence. Show More Summary
Did U.K. high official use pending Leveson press inquiry to browbeat newspaper? [Telegraph via Volokh] Canadian blogger sued over speech by Richard Warman has a legal defense fund [Blazing Cat Fur via Instapundit, 2010 Mark Steyn] “Introduction To Irony: Or, How To Take A Joke 10? [Wendy Kaminer, WBUR] Meat industry ex-employee sues blogger who [...]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...
Maria Miller expenses inquiry launched. She’s 3/1 FAV for next Cabinet exit.bbc.in/UFLF5p twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/st… — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) December 13, 2012 Can she go on implementing Leveson? Yesterday when the Maria Miller expenses story with the apparent threats to the Telegraph broke I considered betting on her for next cabinet exit. Ladbrokes then had her at [...]
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
UK: Jack Shafer on the trouble with the Leveson press inquiry [Reuters] Journos already cowed by hostile press laws: “Even foreign dictatorships know how to frighten Fleet Street.” [Spectator] “Even people who RT’d libelous allusions to [him] on Twitter could be sued. … surreal” [BoingBoing, Popehat] Calling people names in Hanna, Alberta, or cheering on [...]Show More Summary
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
by Michael Kirke December 5, 2012 (Mercatornet.com) - In trawling for ideas for regulating Britain’s unruly press, the head of the government inquiry, Lord Leveson, pinched a few ideas from Ireland. Its Press Council offered, he thought, a reasonably sophisticated system for maintaining standards of fairness and balance…
David Cameron tells British tabloid and broadsheet editors that the "clock is ticking" for them following last week's Leveson Inquiry report. read more
"People will not assume that what they read on the Internet is trustworthy or that it carries any particular assurance or accuracy; it need be no more than one person's view." After that quote from The Leveson Inquiry report, released Nov. Show More Summary
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
Lord Justice Leveson's high-profile inquiry into phone hacking and unethical behavior by the British press never really tackled the big problems at the heart of the news industry. And what's worse is that this huge error wasn't a mistake — but the result of willful ignorance.
Much of the response to the Leveson Inquiry has focused on the disappointment of the victims of phone hacking and other intrusions by the press that David Cameron is opposed… Continue reading The post Should we treat phone hacking victims as experts on press regulation? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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. [...]