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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 4 (Wednesday)

Tom Crone is former News International Legal Manager. The evidence was long without actually producing much. Crone seemed to stonewall a lot, based on privileged advice he had given. He never himself believed the “rogue reporter” line and felt that … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 4 (Tuesday)

Monday was a day for News Of The World journalists. Tuesday was a day for the lawyers. None really looked comfortable in the witness box. Lawrence Abramson of Harbottle & Lewis was asked by News International (Murdoch “empire”) to look … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 4 (Monday)

The News Of The World……not quite in the dock. But in the witness box. But to an extent, the biggest story was outside the courtroom with news that perhaps…..just perhaps……that the messages deleted from Milly Dowler’s phone may have been … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 3 (Friday)

Richard Thomas is the former Information Commissioner which oversaw Data Protection and looked at breaches. On the disagreement in evidence between two former employees, Alec Owens and Francis Aldhouse, Thomas suggests there was ill feeling between them. He denies thinking … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 3 (Thursday)

Essentially this was a day given over to the evidence of academics who teach journalism and Media courses. Seven in all taken in two groups for “hot tubbing” in the witness box…..a phrase with which “Lord” Leveson does not seem … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 3 (Tuesday)

Another quiet day. Steven Nott is the man who “discovered” the insecure nature of cell phones and believes that when he approached newspapers and even Chris Choi of ITN about what he saw as a “consumer” issue, they downplayed it. … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 3 (Monday)

A quiet day. Alec Owens, former Investigator with the Information Commission is going thru spreadsheets taken from Private Investigator Steve Whittamore in Operation Motorman in 2003. It has been Owens contention last week that there was no prosecutions of journalists … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 2 (Wednesday)

In some ways todays Leveson Inquiry was low key. The biggest news of the day was the one day strike by public service workers and there was a feeling of anti-climax after the evidence of Paul McMullan, which can politely … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 2 (Tuesday)

It was a day when the Leveson Inquiry got to hear from three Journalists. The first to appear was Richard Peppiatt, a junior journalist on The Daily Star. It is frankly hard to take it seriously even as a tabloid. … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry…Witnesses Week 2 (Monday)

Three witnesses and the Leveson Inquiry continued the theme of one “ordinary civilian/innocent bystander” witness and two “celebrity” witnesses. Christopher Jefferies first came to media attention after Christmas 2010 or in the first days of January 211. He was landlord … Continue reading

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