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Phone-hacking scandal

Can Jeremy Hunt Prevent a Tsunami of Sleaze from Engulfing David Cameron?

26.4.12

What a disgrace the Tories are. Even on the election trail two years ago, it was clear that they were sucking up to Rupert Murdoch in an even more ingratiating manner than previous parties on the verge of unseating the existing government. Moreover, it was, I contend, only public outrage — over the revelation that […]

As Sleaze Engulfs the Tories, Is This the Beginning of the End?

26.3.12

No one should be surprised that, as was revealed in secret footage shot by the Sunday Times in an investigation into government sleaze, the Tories’ co-treasurer Peter Cruddas offered access to the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, in exchange for donations of up to £250,000, with the thinly-veiled […]

As Hackgate Resurfaces, John Pilger Criticizes Mainstream Media, Salutes Independent Investigative Journalists

8.11.11

I was recently alerted, by my good friend Ann Alexander, to a transcript of a speech given by the legendary investigative journalist John Pilger at the “Reclaim the Media” conference, organised by NUJ activists, which took place in central London on October 26 to discuss the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that discredited Rupert Murdoch’s […]

Pie Attack on Rupert Murdoch is Highlight of Commons Hearing on News of the World Phone-Hacking

19.7.11

So here’s the moment that Rupert Murdoch was attacked with a pie (a plate of shaving foam) during his appearance at the House of Commons Culture Select Committee today, with his son James (photo via Twitter — click to enlarge). It was, to my mind, the only exciting moment in a frustrating day in which […]

News of the World Whistleblower Sean Hoare, Who Exposed Andy Coulson’s Knowledge of Phone-Hacking, Is Found Dead

19.7.11

It was odd, yesterday evening, to be watching the former News of the World journalist Sean Hoare discussing the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal in the BBC Panorama programme, “Murdoch: Breaking the Spell?,” on the day that he was found dead at his home in Watford. He was 47 years old. The footage was from a programme […]

Waiting for the Fall of David Cameron

18.7.11

As the heads continue to roll in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal — with Rebekah Brooks (the CEO of News International) and Les Hinton (the CEO of Dow Jones) both resigning from Murdoch’s fast-crumbling media empire, and Sir Paul Stephenson and his deputy John Yates from the embattled Metropolitan Police, […]

Why Would Anyone Trust David Cameron, As Police Arrest Andy Coulson?

8.7.11

Now that the News of the World phone-hacking scandal has finally secured a major scalp — the News of the World itself, closing on Sunday after 168 years in business — it remains to be seen whether the sacrifice of the paper, and of 200 jobs, will be sufficient to prevent the growing scandal from […]

Great Turnout in Brighton for Discussion on the Future of the Media with Nick Davies and Andy Worthington

31.10.10

On Wednesday evening, an enormous throng of students filled the Red Roaster Coffee Shop in Brighton for a discussion about the future of the media, arranged by The Badger, the University of the Sussex Student Union’s magazine. The official title of the event — which featured myself, investigative journalist Nick Davies, Dr. An Nguyen, Senior […]

Nick Davies and Andy Worthington debate “Is print media dying a slow death?” in Brighton, Wednesday October 27, 2010

21.10.10

Debate: Is print media dying a slow death? If so, what is the future of respectable journalism? With Nick Davies, Andy Worthington, Dr. An Nguyen and Paula O’Shea Where: Red Roaster Coffee Shop, 1d St. James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1RE When: Wednesday October 27, 2010, 7.30 pm Next Wednesday I’ll be in Brighton for a […]

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