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Cross-post: Press ‘omerta’ – How newspapers’ failure to report the phone hacking scandal exposed the limitations of media accountability

Cross-posted on the Media Standards Trust blog, by Daniel Bennett and Judith Townend “[Nick] Davies’s work…has gained no traction at all in the rest of Fleet Street, which operates under a system of omerta so strict that it would secure … Continue reading

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The sting of free expression: Forsskål, Rusbridger and Murdoch

“To this [civil] liberty, the greatest danger is always posed by those who are the most powerful in the country by dint of their positions, estate, or wealth. Not only can they easily abuse the power they hold, but also … Continue reading

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Rusbridger: ‘The Guardian has never yet been sued under any kind of privacy law’

You can read the speech for yourself here (it went online before he’d even delivered it, doing the conscientious live tweeters out of a job), but I thought it worth flagging up a couple of Alan Rusbridger’s comments from last … Continue reading

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Piers Morgan on phone hacking and the ‘Great Bishop Alan Rusbridger’

Chat show host Piers Morgan, who believes he may be perceived as a “young British upstart” in the US, has questioned the Guardian’s moral and ethical position as “great bishops of all things moral in the print trade”.  Listen to … Continue reading

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