Phone hacking lawsuits begin

Former Scotland Yard senior officer Brian Paddick and former Labour Minister Chris Bryant have launched a lawsuit alleging a police cover up of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

The former deputy prime minister John Prescott is also expected to join the action, which has the potential to force the Metropolitan police to reveal undisclosed files.

Comedian Steve Coogan and Chris Tarrant are also suing.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 252 of Media Digest.




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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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