Hacked Off welcomes Supreme Court rejection of Mirror hacking appeal

23 Mar
Hacked Off welcomes Supreme Court rejection of Mirror hacking appeal

Responding to the rejection by the Supreme Court of the Mirror’s attempt to appeal the judgment of Mr Justice Mann in the Mirror Hacking trial (which was upheld by the Court of Appeal), Joint Executive Director of Hacked Off Dr Evan Harris said: “Victims of criminality by Mirror editors, executives and senior reporters will welcome

17 Jun
Tabloids, killers and the interests of the public

How the tabloid obsession with child-killers led to questions in court, and questions of morality By James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) Yesterday’s revelations that the, now defunct, News of the world tasked one of their journalists to become a prison officer so as to gather information on a child-murderer (http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/06/16/news-world-reporter-admits-becoming-prison-guard-get-close-ian-huntley) may have shocked many but was no

16 Jun
In the public interest? Reflections on the conviction of a Sun journalist

By Jeevan Vipinachandran The emergence of more evidence on the extent of Phone hacking, the ongoing vilification of vulnerable individuals and recent allegations of illegal payments to police officers (including a counter-terrorism officer) have all done little to rebuild the public’s trust in newspapers. And yet, Lord Justice Leveson has already provided the press with

21 May
Years of phone hacking and denial at the Mirror Group – Judge finds

Years of phone hacking at Mirror Group were exposed today at the High Court as a judge found in favour of eight hacking victims. The damages in all eight cases, which totalled in excess of £1.2m, beat the previous record for a privacy claim; and some of the awards are huge in recognising the extent

27 Mar
Who was hacked? A new report looks at the victims of phone hacking.

By Dr Martin Moore Read coverage of the various hacking trials (News of the World in 2013/14 and now Mirror Group Newspapers) and you could be forgiven for thinking phone hacking was all about celebrities. Celebrities attract attention, attract news interest, and sell papers. This is perhaps why many of the news reports of phone

19 Dec
Jury urged to put aside moral reservations about false claims for expenses

By Martin Hickman Graham Dudman was “diametrically opposed” to paying the routine payment of cash to sources while he was managing editor of the Sun, the paper’s corruption trial heard today. Making his closing speech at Kingston Crown Court, Oliver Blunt QC, for Mr Dudman, said emails showed his client repeatedly queried why the redtop’s

30 Oct
Sun articles read to Jury as misconduct trial continues

The jury in the trial of The Sun newspaper’s Westminster correspondent Clodagh Hartley was today shown a series of articles from the newspaper containing information, the prosecution say, was illegally obtained from a civil servant. The series of eighteen stories read to the jury included one about the March 2010 budget which, lead prosecution barrister