Press Release: Sun Editor must take responsibility for MacKenzie slur

09 May
Press Release: Sun Editor must take responsibility for MacKenzie slur

Responding to reports that Sun columnist Kelvin Mackenzie will not be returning to the paper after being suspended for writing an article which included slurs against the footballer Ross Barkley and the city of Liverpool, Hacked Off asks why the Sun’s editor is dodging his own responsibility. Commenting on this morning’s reports, Hacked Off’s Joint

03 Jan
Implementing Leveson: “FreeThePress” another dishonest anti-Leveson campaign

The corporate press has, in recent weeks, been heavily promoting an anti-Leveson campaign called “FreeThePress”.  This is described by the News Media Association as a group of “Free speech campaigners and activists concerned about the threat to press freedom”. The website was set up by the Trotskyists-turned-libertarians of “Spiked” magazine but provides no details as

29 Dec
Implementing Leveson, the local press seeks to defend the indefensible

Over the past few weeks the national press has ramped up its dishonest and unprincipled campaign against the implementation of the Leveson recommendations.  It finances and promotes something called “Free the Press” – which, among other things, offers a series of misleading and inaccurate graphics to place in anti-Leveson articles. The newspaper owners apparently believe

15 Nov
The government’s consultation on the press: Amber Rudd and Karen Bradley are trying to deceive the public

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have launched a public consultation on the press, but in flagrant breach of the spirit of honest consultation they are twisting the truth and loading the odds. The full online document runs to 35 deeply flawed pages, but this article analyses only the short introduction written