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Fairly in depth piece on the phone hacking trial
and on the power that comes from throwing a *lot* of money at legal representation
Interesting  law  crime  hacking  phones  News-of-The-World  journalism  Murdoch  media  money  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - 'Notebooks went missing' amid phone-hacking probe
Surely Danny Boy knows better than to leave his Broadsword out back by the bins?
journalism  hacking  news  crime  News-of-The-World  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Phone-hacking trial: three ex-News of the World staff plead guilty | UK news | theguardian.com
One of the major parts of the case appears to be Brooks and others running around hiding information about their awareness and support of the hacking.
journalism  law  hacking  crime  News-of-The-World  UK  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Clegg hints at split with Tories on Leveson - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'Nick Clegg privately told members of the Hacked Off campaign group, including the comedian Steve Coogan, that there was nothing in the Coalition Agreement that prevented him from taking a different position on press regulation from the Conservatives.'
the-coalition  Lib-Dems  government  News-of-The-World  hacking  journalism  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Will Rupert Murdoch's reputation survive Leveson's verdict? | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Man who made millions out of paying people to ask difficult questions finally faced questioners he could not cope with'
UK  law  culture  media  journalism  Murdoch  News-of-The-World  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Paul McMullan lays bare newspaper dark arts at Leveson inquiry | Media | The Guardian
''Privacy is for paedos," declared former News of the World man and tabloid veteran Paul McMullan in the midst of his evidence at the Leveson inquiry. He had only just observed that "in 21 years of invading people's privacy I've never found anybody doing any good" – statements that together amounted to a credo for the brutal Sunday tabloid world of which McMullan became the chief spokesman in the otherwise stifled confines of courtroom 73.'
interesting  journalism  media  News-of-The-World  Murdoch  people-suck  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims' lawyers | Media | The Guardian
'The News of the World hired a specialist private investigator to run covert surveillance on two of the lawyers representing phone-hacking victims as part of an operation to put pressure on them to stop their work.'
News-of-The-World  WTF  Murdoch  lies  journalism  media  interesting 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Hacking MPs recall News International's James Murdoch
"It comes after MPs heard conflicting evidence over how much Mr Murdoch knew about the practice at the NoW."
journalism  News-of-The-World  murdoch  news  interesting  crime 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Andy Coulson 'broke' Commons pass rules by failing to declare NI payments | Media | guardian.co.uk
R"egisters held in the Commons archive, seen by the Guardian, reveal that in September 2007 – three months after Coulson was employed by Cameron's office – the former News of the World editor failed to declare the health insurance, company car and severance payments he was receiving from his old employers."
News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption  conservatives  news 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
John Major wanted two-party alliance to take on Rupert Murdoch | Politics | guardian.co.uk
Chris Mullin's diaries reveal that former prime minister wanted Labour and Tories to unite to bring down tycoon's empire
politics  murdoch  News-of-The-World  journalism 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Coulson got hundreds of thousands of pounds from News Int
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World who has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in phone hacking and bribing the police, received several hundred thousand pounds (and healthcare, and benefits, and a car) from News International after starting work as the Conservative Party's Director of Communications in July 2007.
dude...  conservatives  wtf  politics  News-of-The-World  journalism  corruption 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Official: Rebekah Brooks has NOT resigned from News International | No Deep Packet Inspection
"As far as Companies House (the official record of companies in the UK) is concerned, she has NOT resigned as a Director of News International."
dude?  crime  interesting  journalism  News-of-The-World  murdoch 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron: no media group should get too powerful | Media | guardian.co.uk
'David Cameron has signalled that media ownership rules could be changed to prevent any single organisation holding too much power as a result of the judicial inquiry into phone hacking.' Also bringing the BBC and its size into the debate.
bbc  media  news  News-of-The-World  journalism  politics 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met hacking investigation 'could take more than five years' - Channel 4 News
Scotland Yard has beefed up its team tackling phone hacking after a "significant increase" in the workload.

It is not known how long the investigation will take but a senior source in the Metropolitan Police force told Channel 4 News Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel that the new investigation into hacking "could take more than five years," at its previous rate using 45 officers.
crime  news  News-of-The-World  interesting  journalism  murdoch 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
What
"David Cameron admitted that he may have discussed the bid by News Corp for full control of BSkyB during his 27 meetings with Murdoch executives since last year's election. Downing Street had previously insisted that the £8bn takeover was not mentioned."
conservatives  News-of-The-World  murdoch  news  politics 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The News of the World and Fleet Street's dark era
Incredibly, these hacks got the full inside stories on serial killers Heath, Haigh and Christie, and in return paid their legal defence costs - in two cases, they made substantial payments to the families of two of the killers after they were executed.
news  journalism  history  dude...  News-of-The-World  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive | Media | The Guardian
Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions of emails from an internal archive, in an apparent attempt to obstruct Scotland Yard's inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal.The archive is believed to have reached back to January 2005 revealing daily contact between News of the World editors, reporters and outsiders, including private investigators.
dude...  murdoch  news  News-of-The-World  people-suck  law 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is Murdoch free to destroy tabloid’s records? | MediaFile
Rupert Murdoch’s soon-to-be shuttered tabloid may not be obliged to retain documents that could be relevant to civil and criminal claims against the newspaper—even in cases that are already underway. That could mean that dozens of sports, media, and political celebrities who claim News of the World hacked into their telephone accounts won’t be able to find out exactly what the tabloid knew and how it got the information.

Note: May be utter tosh, given the way that News International is structured, depends how much seperation between divisions there is.
News-of-The-World  murdoch  dude?  law  interesting 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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