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

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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 »

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 »

Hacked Off campaign statement on phone hacking report

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Martin Moore, of Hacked Off, which campaigns for press reform on behalf of victims of the press, said: “The conclusions of this report, in particular that News international misled Parliament and that News Corporation was guilty of ‘wilful blindness’, are devastating to the reputation of the parent company and the family that runs it. “The… Read more »