Media law mop up: Phone hacking – what else?

In July 2009 Nick Davies of the Guardian began to report new allegations of phone hacking at News of the World. Voicemail interception by the Sunday red-top wasn’t a new story, but these specific allegations were – despite the Press Complaints Commission finding otherwise. In the time since, media attention on the scandal has fluctuated; at various points it seemed that Rupert Murdoch’s media empire would escape relatively unharmed by the Guardian’s revelations. Last week the most dramatic events since July 2009 took place. The closure of the 168 year old News of the World may not be the climax of the scandal, however – the phone hacking story continues. This week’s media law round up concentrates on the media coverage around voicemail interception, News of the World’s closure and Murdoch’s BSkyB bid. For a story that so many people said wasn’t a story, the ramifications are far-reaching. The most comprehensive archive of stories can be found at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/phone-hacking

Phone hacking – legal issues

Phone hacking – call for public inquiry

Phone hacking – BSkyB deal

Phone hacking – Arrests and allegations

Phone hacking – NOTW closure

Phone hacking – regulation

Phone hacking – event

Phone hacking – Guardian coverage

Best of the rest (non-phone hacking)

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One Response to Media law mop up: Phone hacking – what else?

  1. Pingback: Law and Media Round Up – 11 July 2011 « Inforrm's Blog

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