News: Max Mosley and a French criminal complaint against News of the World and Neville Thurlbeck

25 09 2011

On Tuesday 20 September 2011, the 17th chamber of the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris heard Max Mosley’s criminal complaint against the “News of the World” and Neville Thurlbeck in respect of the publication of private information about him in notorious articles in March 2008.   There was a report of the hearing in the “Guardian” and also in the French press, for example, L’Express.   The claim is based on the sale of 1,300 copies of the “News of the World” in France and the distribution of about 3,000 copies in total.  Mr Mosley is reported to be seeking damages and interest of €100,000 from the French court. Read the rest of this entry »





Revisited: The Future of the Press: John Lanchester’s LRB piece on newspapers

25 09 2011

In January 2011 we published this post about an article in the London Review of Books in December 2010 by John Lanchester.  We thought that it was worth republishing in the light of the renewed debate about the press after the establishment of the Leveson Inquiry.  Proposals for regulation need to take into account the economic realities of the newspaper industry. Read the rest of this entry »