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Milly Dowler: Cause of deleted messages unknown

The Met has confirmed that Milly Dowler’s phone was hacked – but says the cause of deleted voicemails cannot be determined. Read the full story

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Quote of the Week – 28/03/12

“Saying Leveson is a threat to press freedom is like saying the referee is a threat to football.” Read the full story

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Leveson round up: Davies highlights police ‘backlash’

Davies highlights police ‘backlash’

Police have arrested two of its officers for speaking to reporters without permission as part of a “backlash” in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, according to Nick Davies.

The man who broke the story told Leveson there had been a “completely unjustifiable and unnecessary reaction” not just from the Met, which has been heavily criticised during the affair, but by all forces.

He warned that the police forces were threatening to curb any kind of unauthorised contact, saying that they would be able to control and monopolise all information being released. (Source: Press Gazette)

NoW surveillance ‘subverted’ murder inquiry

Former Crimewatch presenter Jaqui Hames believes she was placed under surveillance by the News of the World to subvert an investigation into the 1987 murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan. Morgan’s firm Southern Investigations, whose members included suspects in the killing, had “close links” to senior News of the World news editor Alex Marunchak, according to Hames.

She said in a statement to the inquiry: “I believe that the real reason for the News of the World placing us under surveillance was that suspects in the Daniel Morgan murder inquiry were using their association with a powerful and well-resourced newspaper to try to intimidate us and so attempt to subvert the investigation.”

Then-NoW editor Rebekah Brooks claimed the reason for the surveillance had been the suspicion that Hames was having an affair with detective chief superintendent Dave Cook – but the couple had been married for four years. Hames, herself a former Scotland Yard detective, said the surveillance had contributed to the end of her marriage, and criticised the police for failing to investigate NoW‘s actions. (Source: Press Gazette)

Jefferies says police leaks led to ‘open season’

Police have told Chris Jefferies that his name was “inadvertently” leaked to the press when he was a suspect in the case of murdered Bristol architect Joanna Yates, leading to “open season” against him in the tabloid media.

The former school teacher believes it confirms evidence given to the inquiry by Daily Mirror Richard Wallace, who said reporters had been given off-the-record guidance that Jefferies had been arrested. Wallace said police were confident that “Mr Jefferies was their man”.

Jefferies added: “Armed with confirmation of my name and, it appears, other information from the police… the media seemed to consider that there were no holds barred…” (Source: Press Gazette)

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Met Police claim NoW journos not to blame for deleted Dowler messages

New evidence has emerged suggesting that the deletion of messages from Milly Dowler’s voicemail account was not deliberately performed by journalists from the News of the World. Read the full story

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Quote of the Week – 30/11/11

“I don’t think this is an industry that is interested in or capable of self-regulation.” Read the full story

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Davies: Journalists hacked Milly Dowler’s phone, not Mulcaire

Guardian journalist Nick Davies believes that Milly Dowler’s phone was hacked by one or more News of the World journalists, not the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire. Read the full story

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Nick Davies wins Journalist of the Year award

The Guardian‘s Nick Davies has been named Journalist of the Year by the Foreign Press Association. Read the full story

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Quote of the Week – 12/10/11

“The world is full of people who would like to control the flow of information. [They] are winning the information war. The liars are winning.” 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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