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Leveson Inquiry

On the Death of Journalism -- and of My Career at the Independent Newspaper

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media
Christina Patterson

Like most journalists, I want to think, and I want to write. Sure, we can write books, but most writers can't earn a living any more by writing books. We're meant to be blogging. We're meant, in other words, to be giving the thing we used to be paid for away, in the ether, for free.

UK Police Gagged Press Inquiry

London Evening Standard | Tom Harper | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

The Met "gagged" the Leveson Inquiry from revealing  intelligence that a very senior former police officer passed on sensitive information to the New...

Hugh Grant Group: Press Regulation Deal WIll Be Good For U.K. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Media

LONDON - Hacked Off, a not-for-profit group that has pushed for press-regulation reform using Hugh Grant as one of its public faces, on Monday welcom...

UK Press Regulation Talks Break Down

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he would champion self-regulation for Britain's scandal-tainted press, bucking a key...

Leveson: Statutory Underpinning Really Does Mean A Free Press

Tim Fenton | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
Tim Fenton

So a regulator underpinned by statute is a bad thing? This is certainly the view put forward by the voluble Tim Luckhurst, professor of journalism at the University of Kent, who has quite clearly spelled out that statute equals loss of free speech, no free press, and censorship.

UK PM Tells Press To Act On Leveson Report Quickly

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Media

* Cameron puts pressure on editors in a meeting * He has spoken out against statutory regulation * Newspapers urged to s...

Piers Morgan Trashed In Leveson Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Media

Piers Morgan was not treated too kindly by the just-released Leveson Report, which called his testimony about phone hacking "utterly unpersuasive." ...

Media Outlets Criticize Leveson Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Media

The Leveson Report's recommendation of legislation to back a new press regulator in Britain has been met with a largely frosty reception in media circ...

UK PM Expresses 'Serious Misgivings' About Key Part Of Leveson Report

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Media

* Year-long inquiry calls for UK press watchdog backed by law * Judge says law would enshrine legal duty for free press ...

Leveson Report Published

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Media

The long-awaited report from the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the scandal-scarred British media was published on Thursday. In t...

Leveson Report Set To Be Published

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Britain's unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines...

Leveson Report Delivered To British PM

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media

British Prime Minister David Cameron has officially received a copy of the hotly awaited Leveson Report, Downing Street told the BBC Wednesday. The...

The Many Questions Surrounding The Leveson Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.26.2013 | Media

With the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics of the British media set to release its report this Thursday, all eyes are on what the report will say and ho...

Leveson Inquiry Report Coming Next Week

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | Media

* Public inquiry into media set to report next week * Judge likely to recommend new statutory press regulation * Cameron...

Prince Harry and the Public Interest

Chris Brauer | Posted 11.11.2012 | Media
Chris Brauer

The person who took the photos of Prince Harry and sold them is in the freelance photography marketplace and was richly rewarded for the snapshots. Ignoring the reality that 'everyone is a reporter' in the digital media era is attempting to put the genie back in the bottle.

Two More Arrested As UK Press Misconduct Inquiries Continue

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Two people were arrested Tuesday in the sprawling police inquiries probing alleged misconduct by the media, public officials and other...

News Corp. Launches Anti-Corruption Inquiry

Reuters | Yinka Adegoke | Posted 10.15.2012 | Media

* Gerson Zweifach to head compliance team reporting to board * News Corp has initiated anti-corruption review in certain locations ...

Another Arrest Made In Hacking Probe

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — British police investigating media wrongdoing say they have arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of computer hacking. ...

Phone Hacking Judge Addresses Rumors | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

Lord Justice Leveson has asked "core participants" to his inquiry for their comments on a newspaper story which claimed he had threatened to quit....

Think Again: Government by (and for) Murdoch

Eric Alterman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Testifying on Tuesday before Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson's inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, former U.K. Prime Minister John Major revealed under oath one of the ways Murdoch does business.

David Cameron Appears Before The Leveson Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Media

* Cameron testifies to media ethics inquiry on live TV * Embarrassing message from Rebekah Brooks revealed * Fallout fro...

Murdoch Causes Rift In UK Government

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Media

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - A split in Britain's ruling coalition will be exposed on Wednesday when Liberal Democra...

Top UK Politicians Facing Leveson Inquiry

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 08.08.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — British media ethics inquiry said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence next week, amid questions over his ties ...

Britain Once More Eyes Regulating Its Press

Edward Wasserman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

The idea of "regulating" the news media plays quite differently on the two sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S. it's unthinkable. But in Britain the notion that news media need grownup supervision is widely held and periodically attempted.

Jeremy Hunt At Leveson Inquiry: Embattled Minister Fights For His Career

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal faces new criticism after a minister assigned to mak...