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Tag Archives: Leveson Inquiry
Recently, Rupert Murdoch held a Christmas party to celebrate his return to the UK political scene. Commentators noted that half of the UK Cabinet was present. For many observers the event marked a triumph for Murdoch. After the bad publicity … Continue reading
At the Leveson Inquiry, we heard about the dark arts practice by the tabloids and other papers. The arts describe all the ways, legal and illegal, that the tabloids used to gather information. The dark arts included hacking phones, digging … Continue reading
The report by Media Standards Trust “Who was hacked?” paints a bleak picture of British politics. Even though the average citizen was unaffected by the phone hacking, most victims were public figures or related to public events usually a tragedy … Continue reading
Since the Leveson Inquiry and the Phone Hacking trial, a number of unasked and unanswered questions have emerged. These questions are around phone hacking and national security. Peter Clarke became involved because the phone hacking had compromised the Royal Family … Continue reading
The press, politicians and the police are often considered guardians of the public interest. In Operation Alice report, though, we see how that role became perverted. We find that officers leaked information to the press to force a minister to … Continue reading
In the Plebgate affair, we saw several interconnected events that reminded us why Leveson was needed and what has changed as a result. Operation Alice upset the press. Police officers lied. Police undermined a democratically elected minister. Police appeared to … Continue reading