News: Another News of the World Journalist convicted and Ian Edmondson sentenced [Updated]

8 11 2014

Ian EdmondsonYesterday saw two important developments on the criminal prosecutions of former News of the World employees. First, it was disclosed that on Wednesday 5 November 2014, a former News of the World journalist (who cannot be named for legal reasons) had been found guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Read the rest of this entry »

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News: Phone Hacking, former NoW news editor Ian Edmondson finally pleads guilty

3 10 2014

Ian EdmondsonThe former News of the World News Editor, Ian Edmondson today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to intercept voicemails between 3 October 2000 and 9 August 2006. Mr Edmondson had pleaded not guilty to this charge on 6 June 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial and Social Media: Reports and Resources

4 12 2013

Phone-hacking trial defendantsThe Old Bailey “phone hacking” trial of eight defendants on seven charges is about to begin its sixth week.  It involves issues of great public importance concerning the press.  The trial has been well covered in a number of newspapers but the most striking feature of the first five weeks has been the coverage on social media.  This has become the first great trial of the social media era. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Edmondson extended Mulcaire’s contract, after initially stopping payments – Martin Hickman

21 11 2013

EdmondsonDay 18 (Part 2):   The News of the World’s news editor, Ian Edmondson, extended its £100,000-year-contract with the private detective Glenn Mulcaire after initially ordering the payments to be stopped, the hacking trial heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Ian Edmondson halted payments to Glenn Mulcaire a year before he was arrested, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

20 11 2013

????????????????Day 18: News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson halted payments to the paper’s phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire a year before he was arrested, the hacking trial heard today. Mr Edmondson is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring with Mulcaire and other former colleagues to intercept voicemail messages between 2000 and 2006. Read the rest of this entry »