Opinion: Pale Pinks in Plain Sight – Julian Petley

20 11 2012

In its diatribe against Common Purpose, the Mail notes that the organisation ‘has attracted the obsessive attention of the more outré internet conspiracy theorists such as David Icke, as well as bloggers on the far Right. This has provided a convenient smokescreen against a more rational investigation’.  Read the rest of this entry »

News: Operation Eleveden, Five Charged including Brooks, Coulson and Goodman

20 11 2012

The Crown Prosecution Service announced this morning that four former News International editors and journalists will stand trial on charges of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. Read the rest of this entry »

Libel Claims against ITV and Twitter – Lord McAlpine and the restoration of reputation [Updated]

20 11 2012

As we pointed out last week, Lord McAlpine’s reputation was severely damaged by the event surrounding the ill-conceived Newsnight broadcast of 2 November 2012. That damage was caused in part by the publication on Twitter of material which linked him to the unidentified individual mentioned in the broadcast.  Lord McAlpine was plainly entitled to have his reputation restored.  This was, in practice, substantially achieved by the apology given by the BBC on 10 November 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


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