NoW senior staff arrested in latest phone hacking twist

Police have arrested the former news editor and current chief reporter of the News of the World, under the suspicion of conspiracy to tap into or hack mobile communications.

Ian Edmonson and Neville Thurlbeck presented themselves voluntarily at different London police stations this morning and are now being held in police custody.

Although neither man has been charged, and both deny any role in the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the tabloid newspaper, both will have their homes searched for further evidence that will establish whether the Metropolitan Police can press for further prosecutions in the trial.

(Source: MediaGuardian)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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