House of Lords vote to keep Parliament’s promises to press abuse victims

11 Jan
House of Lords vote to keep Parliament’s promises to press abuse victims

On the evening of January 10th 2018, Members of the House of Lords voted to hold the Government to its commitments to complete the Leveson Inquiry, and bring into force Leveson’s costs-shifting recommendation to provide access to justice for the public. Amendment 127A was tabled by Baroness Hollins, and will require the Government to complete

29 Nov
Victims of press abuse deserve to be heard – take action today

Since Theresa May was appointed Prime Minister in July last year, she or her advisors have made the time to meet newspaper representatives 64 times. She has NEVER met with victims of press abuse. TAKE ACTION TODAY by sending a letter to the Prime Minister demanding she meet with victims of press abuse BEFORE she makes

15 Nov
PRESS RELEASE: Baroness Warsi calls for inquiry into press Islamophobia and criticises government inaction on press abuse

  14/11/2017  “the most timely and most effective way to tackle the plague of hate speech… is an early inquiry” “The political class failed… Section 40 [of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, the Leveson access to justice measure] remains on the shelf” Speaking this evening at the fifth annual Hacked Off Leveson Lecture at

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12 Oct
Hacked Off welcome rejection of NMA Judicial Review on all grounds: “Today’s ruling that IMPRESS is legally recognised is a further blow to the corporate press industry’s campaign to resist the Leveson reforms… the Government must now act to commence the incentives that were agreed by Parliament”

Commenting on the scathing rejection on every ground by the High Court of the Judicial Review challenge by large newspaper corporations against the recognition of the Leveson regulator, IMPRESS, by the Royal Charter Press Recognition Panel, Hacked Off Joint Executive Director Dr Evan Harris said, “Today’s ruling that IMPRESS is legally recognised is a further

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06 Oct
Murdochs’ News Group finally admit computer hacking after six-year legal battle: “the cover-up of criminality at News Corporation has continued since the hacking scandal”

06/10/2017 Six years since the claim was first brought, News Group Newspapers have today finally paid damages and admitted that it commissioned convicted criminals to hack into the computer of a former member of the intelligence services. The settlement comes shortly after the Competition and Markets Authority started its investigation into the Murdochs’ bid for

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03 Oct
Press release: Steve Coogan settles hacking claim with Trinity Mirror Group: “the way they have behaved is a disgrace to the record of what was a fine newspaper… the Second Part of the Leveson Inquiry must find out who was hacked, who knew about it, and who covered it up”

03/10/2017   In a statement today on the steps of court, actor and writer Steve Coogan has stated that the second part of the Leveson Inquiry must proceed in the wake of the regret expressed by Trinity Mirror that “he and other victims should not have been denied the truth for so long”.  Mr Coogan

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14 Sep
Victims of press abuse respond to Fox/Sky referral: “the CMA can only scratch the surface of the criminality and cover-ups which have been the hallmarks of the Murdochs’ ownership of News International and Fox… it is essential that Leveson Part Two is begun before this merger progresses further”

14/09/2017 The Secretary of State the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has today confirmed that she will refer the 21st Century Fox bid for Sky for a six-month regulatory investigation by the CMA on the grounds of both plurality of ownership of media and “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards”. The fact that both parties to

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12 Sep
Victims of press abuse respond to Karen Bradley’s draft decision on referral of Fox/Sky bid: “an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority is no substitute for a judge-led inquiry”

12/09/2017 The Secretary of State the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has today announced that she is minded to refer the 21st Century Fox bid for Sky for a six month regulatory investigation on the grounds of both plurality of ownership of media and “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards”. Jacqui Hames, who was subject to

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20 Jul
Press Release – Victims of press abuse: “the Government is compromised when it comes to the Murdochs”; Leveson Part Two must proceed immediately

The Secretary of State the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has today announced that she remains minded to refer the 21st Century Fox bid for Sky on plurality grounds only, but not on the grounds of commitment to broadcasting standards, while the Government continues to block the second half of the Leveson Inquiry from proceeding.

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18 May
PRESS RELEASE: Conservative manifesto pledge to abandon Leveson part 2 and repeal section 40 “a wholesale betrayal both of victims of press abuse and ordinary members of the public”

Responding to the Conservative manifesto announcements on Leveson, a spokesperson for Hacked Off which campaigns for victims of press abuse said, “The Conservative manifesto pledge to abandon part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry and repeal section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act is a wholesale betrayal both of victims of press abuse and ordinary