Interwoven in the phone hacking tapestry are numerous rivalries, arguments and personal battles. Louise Mensch MP and Piers Morgan ended up fighting it out on CNN last week, with Lord Sugar having his say too. BBC business correspondent Robert Peston has used Twitter to hit back at claims made by the New York Times.
If Phone Hacking the Movie does ever get made, there wouldn’t be room for all the plot threads. In the meantime, here’s a hypothetical trailer:
On Meeja Law, Barry Turner argued why he thinks more regulation won’t prevent the next phone hacking scandal. This post explained the relevance of Operation Motorman. We also delved into courts data, revealing two government contracts controlling the release of judgment and court listing information. A follow up post looked at the Ministry of Justice’s new(ish) site. Finally, I helped the Inforrm blog put together the latest version of its case tables.
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- Inforrm>>News: The trade in personal data – a new study of police disclosure of personal information
- LSE MediaPal>>’Allo, allo, allo…': the extent of the police trade in confidential information
- Privacy International>> The UK phone hacking scandal: there’s worse to come – much worse
- Media Guardian>>This phone-hacking inquiry must not lose sight of its goal | Damian Tambini
- Herald Sun>> Whistleblower ready to tell inquiry others also hacked phones
- Telegraph>> Phone hacking: missing News of the World executive Greg Miskiw to fly to UK for police talks
- David Allen Green>> Are the Non-Murdoch media now threatening a select committee member?
- David Allen Green>> Allowing the lawyers to speak
- Out-Law.com>>MP asks Serious Fraud Office to investigate News Corporation allegations
- Guardian>> Phone hacking: Met police to investigate mobile tracking claims
- Press Gazette>>Met phone-hack probe studies Motorman file
- Press Gazette>>Which NI executives were party to cover-up is biggest unresolved question of phone-hacking affair
- Charlie Beckett>>Why does Britain have such a popular, political and aggressive tabloid press?
- Media Guardian>>Phone-hacking inquiry extended to include broadcasters and social media
- Media Guardian>>Phone Hacking: did News Int pay Glenn Mulcaire’s fees to gag him?
- David Allen Green>> Mulcaire and confidentiality
- MST>> MST statement on Sir David Bell’s appointment to the Leveson inquiry
- Press Gazette>>Met hacking inquiry ‘could take decade to complete’
- Inforrm>>News: Phone Hacking – Home Affairs Select Committee Report published
- Press Gazette>>Brooks: ‘NoW consistently denied phone-hack claims’
- Charlie Beckett>>James and Rupert Murdoch: humbled but not defeated (so far)
- Press Gazette>>Paul Dacre never ‘countenanced ‘ hacking or blagging
- Inforrm>>News: Phone Hacking “Super Tuesday” – the day of the Parliamentary Committees
- BBC News>> Piers Morgan denies phone-hacking claim
- Press Gazette>>Hacking probe puts PA reporter in the clear
- Press Gazette>>Les Hinton resigns, Rebekah Wade arrested
- Press Gazette>>Met chief resigns amid Sunday Times health club claims
- MST>> Press reform: a local view
- Iain Overton>> Analysis: Why Press Reform Could Inhibit Investigative Journalism
- RPC Privacy>> A “tenuous claim to privacy”: Hutcheson v News Group
- Inforrm>>BBC Radio 4 – the PM “Privacy Commission” Report
- Inforrm>>Case Law: KGM v News Group – The Scoop, the Chef, his Wife and Her Father – Rosalind English
- Inforrm>>‘I should be licensed to be the eyes and ears of the public’, says Benjie Pell – Frances Gibb
- Press Gazette>>Judge gags press after defendants’ prison van escape
- RPC Privacy>> Reporting the Courts: a view on postponement orders
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