Journalists have been imprisoned in the UK in the past weeks and more are to be sentenced. This is a sombre moment, and one in which it would be hoped that the newspaper industry and civil society might resolve to reach a new settlement to prevent such a mess occurring again in the future.
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Contrary to tabloid assertions that the hacking scandal is now over following yesterday’s sentences on Andy Coulson, former Editor of News of the World, and four other members of that stable, some 59 people still face trials for making or receiving corrupt payments for confidential information.
With the newspaper industry’s flawed IPSO project – its replacement for the failed PCC – delayed yet again to September 2014 or even ‘Autumn’, the PCC 359 more words
The news this week has been dominated by the verdicts in the phone hacking trial at the Old Bailey. But there have been three important developments this week in relation to press regulation which have not received much in the way of media coverage.
This is a defining moment for British journalism. Not because of the phone hacking verdicts, which frankly told us little more than the trial had already revealed. 993 more words
Ian Hislop and his Private Eye colleague Francis Wheen have resigned as patrons of Index on Censorship in protest at the appointment of Steve Coogan, apparently on the grounds that Coogan’s association with Hacked Off makes him an enemy of free expression.