Posts By: Thais Portilho-Shrimpton

Hacked Off: a new beginning

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Dear supporter of Hacked Off, We would like to let you know that our campaign is entering a new phase, the third in our short existence, and to ask you for further help. Just over a year ago Hacked Off helped bring about a public inquiry into press practices and helped ensure it had a… Read more »

Yes he Cam: Cameron answers questions on Rebekah Brooks, BSkyB bid and Andy Coulson


An embarrassing text message from Rebekah Brooks, explanations about the handling of the BSkyB bid, the hiring of Andy Coulson, and thoughts on a new system of press regulation marked the Prime Minister’s appearance at the Leveson Inquiry yesterday. Thais Portilho-Shrimpton reports.   The Prime Minister has praised Lord Hunt’s proposals for a new PCC,… Read more »

Clegg: enough opportunities given to ‘pure’ self-regulation to prove itself

Leveson inquiry: Nick Clegg

The Deputy Prime Minister has told the Leveson Inquiry enough opportunities have been given to a “pure judge and jury self-regulation method” to prove itself. Nick Clegg said this morning he believed steps needed to be taken to protect freedom of speech, but also to ensure against the abuse of power in the press. He… Read more »

Hacked Off statement on CPS’ decision to charge Rebekah Brooks and others

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“The Hacked Off campaign believes the CPS decision to charge Rebekah Brooks and others means a welcome opportunity to get to the bottom of accusations that have so far been the subject of intense speculation by the media. “We note Ms Brooks’ expression of concern about ‘posturing by the CPS’. Hacked Off wishes there had… Read more »

Hacked Off backs calls for transparency on Government’s participation in Leveson inquiry

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Public Benefit Organisations Ask For More Transparency About Government’s Core Participant Status In Leveson Inquiry Four public benefit organisations have today made an urgent application to the Leveson Inquiry regarding Government ministers’ new status as ‘core participants’ in the Inquiry. Full Fact, English PEN, the Media Standards Trust and Index on Censorship argue that politically-appointed… Read more »