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Posted: September 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Phone hacking of Bulger killer raises further questions about the police and the “News of the World”

*From INFORRM On Sunday 28 August 2011 the “Sunday Times” reported that Operation Weeting police officers have warned Robert Thompson, one of the killers of…

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Posted: August 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The PCC rearranges the deckchairs

by Brian Cathcart It will probably surprise many people -- I wish I could say it surprised me -- to know that the Press Complaints…

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Posted: August 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Next stop – a stronger journalism?*

*Piece published on It took a huge effort to get a public inquiry with the right terms and powers to the truth. It will…

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Posted: July 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

Phone Hacking and the Closure of the “News of the World”

This post is cross-posted from the INFORRM blog By Brian Cathcart The phone hacking scandal has claimed its latest and greatest victim to date: the…

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Posted: July 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

News of the World: the paper that died of shame?

By Brian Cathcart Actually, no. The News of the World, now closed after 168 years, didn’t die of shame. It has folded because its owners,…

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Posted: July 7, 2011 at 6:50 am

The phone-hacking inquiry must have teeth

By Brian Cathcart - this post was first published on the Guardian's Comment is Free on Wednesday 6th July Only a full inquiry with wide-ranging…

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