The Sun just keeps getting it wrong on human rights – Adam Wagner

6 08 2014

sun-wrong-againWith the May 2015 General Election looming, the battle for the future of human rights in the UK is hotting up. The Prime Minister has just sacked his long-standing Attorney General apparently because he disagreed with a mooted Tory manifesto policy which would, he rightly suggested, breach the UK’s international law obligations. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks: The Sun had no written rules on payments to public officials – Martin Hickman

10 03 2014

SunDay 65:  The Sun under Rebekah Brooks’s editorship had no written rules controlling the payment of money to public officials, she told the phone hacking inquiry today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks on legitimate Sun Stories and turning down MPs’ Expenses – Martin Hickman

28 02 2014

sun-getcccctyDay 60: Stories for which the Sun paid a civil servant thousands of pounds could have come from a variety of legitimate sources rather than a public official, the paper’s former editor Rebekah Brooks said today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Police investigate Army officer over £4,000 picture of Prince William in The Sun – Martin Hickman

5 12 2013

sun-getcccctyDay 25: Detectives are carrying out a live investigation into whether a senior Army officer leaked a photograph of Prince William in a bikini to the Sun, the phone hacking trial heard today. An email from a Sun journalist discussing a payment of £4,000 for the image, taken at a fancy dress party while the prince was undergoing his military training, referred to it coming from “William’s direct platoon commander.” Read the rest of this entry »





Reporting the Phone Hacking Trial – the Sun takes the wooden spoon

17 11 2013

SunThe phone hacking trial has now been running since 30 October 2013.  The have been 14 days of hearings.  There has been extensive online coverage (helpfully summarised by #pressreform and David Banks).  How are national newspapers doing?  Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: The lies of the tabloid press reveal the need for accountability – Guy Taylor

15 11 2013

sun-getcccctyFirst, the crime. Journalists and editors wishing to make sensationalist headlines, playing lose with the facts and not bothering to even think things through let alone get their premise confirmed. So two reports state there are 600,000 economically inactive EU migrants living in the UK.  The EU, who commissioned the reports conclude there was relatively little to prove the significant impact of ‘benefit tourism’ which has been a premise for Government immigration policy. Read the rest of this entry »





The Sun’s Poll about Press Regulation in Context – Media Standards Trust

21 10 2013

the-sun-poll-200x150On Wednesday The Sun published the results of a YouGov poll about press regulation. The newspaper claims [£] that their poll shows that the public has “deep reservations about politicians’ ‘Ministry of Truth’ plans for Press regulation.” Read the rest of this entry »








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