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Mulcaire pleads guilty to Milly Dowler phone hacking

Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who worked for the News of the World, has pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to hack phones in relation to Milly Dowler and others, a jury heard in the Crown Court today.

Journalists Greg Miskiw, Neville Thurlbeck and James Weatherup have also pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack phones.

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, Ian Edmondson and Stuart Kuttner are also on trial for offenses related to obtaining information illegally.

Prosecutor Mr Edis said it was the his view that the conspiracy was substantial and involved a “significant number of people”.

He told the jury: “Now what we say about that is, using all of that information that I’ve just given about those pleas, that there was a conspiracy which involved a significant number of people and it was quite a substantial conspiracy.

“And that may help you to decide now. Because those names, they knew. So who else knew?”

(Source: BBC News)

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Rebekah Brooks pleads not guilty to phone hack charges

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Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, has pleaded not guilty to charges related to phone hacking. Read the full story

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Former police sergeant jailed for selling information to tabloids

Former Sussex police sergeant James Bowes has been jailed for 10 months for selling information to The Sun and attempting to sell a story to disbanded tabloid the News of the World. Read the full story

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Lynch mob journalism

A while back the News of the World (RIP) launched a campaign to ‘name and shame’ those child abusers and molesters who come under the collective noun paedophile. Almost inevitably, once the campaign kicked off, a paediatrician was mistaken for the latter by an illiterate person or persons unknown and thus was abused as a consequence. Read the full story

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Surrey police had ‘collective amnesia’ over Milly Dowler phone hacking

A “form of collective amnesia” afflicted the senior officers privy to the alleged hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone, according to the police watchdog. Read the full story

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More NoW journos arrested under phone-hacking investigation

Police have arrested six more News of the World journalists as part of the Operation Weeting investigation into phone-hacking. Read the full story

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Brooks and Coulson facing new criminal charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are facing charges for alleged illegal payments to public officials. Read the full story

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Computer hacking investigation makes two new arrests

The Metropolitan Police investigation into computer hacking has arrested a 61-year-old journalist and a 58-year-old private investigator. Read the full story

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“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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