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Leveson inquiry: Sir Harold Evans and Alastair Campbell to give evidence

The Leveson inquiry will also hear from Sky News political correspondent Adam Boulton and MP Jack Straw

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 11/05/12

Rebekah Brooks: Anti-paedophile campaign 'could have been done better'

Former News of the World editor accepts that there were 'risks of vigilantism' in 2000 campaign to 'name and shame' sex offenders

Posted by Paul McNally on 11/05/12

Rebekah Brooks: Murdoch and I disagreed on 'quite a few things'

Former Sun editor responds to Rupert Murdoch's claim that 'if you want to judge my thinking, look at the Sun'

Posted by Paul McNally on 11/05/12

Andy Coulson saw 'no conflict of interest' in joining Conservative team

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson told the Leveson inquiry that upon joining the Conservative team he made prime minister David Cameron aware he 'should not expect an easy ride' from the tabloid

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 10/05/12

Liveblog: Andy Coulson's evidence at the Leveson inquiry

Live updates as Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor and former communications director for David Cameron, appears before the Leveson inquiry

Posted by Elena Cresci on 10/05/12

IoS editor defends publishing Andy Coulson shares story

John Mullin says the newspaper already had the story confirmed by three sources before seeing Coulson's confidential witness statement last week

Posted by Paul McNally on 10/05/12

Leveson calls in IoS editor after article 'disclosed details' also in Coulson evidence

Lord Justice Leveson told the inquiry this morning an article published by the newspaper 'disclosed details which are in fact part of [Andy] Coulson's witness statement'

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 10/05/12

Leveson hears call for news outlets to face Motorman questions

David Sherborne outlined two questions to the inquiry which he applied for core participant media organisations to answer

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 09/05/12

Mail Online editor: Knox verdict report due to 'human error'

Editor of the Daily Mail website Martin Clarke tells Leveson inquiry its article that incorrectly reported Amanda Knox's conviction had been upheld was a result of human error and 'there was no need for it'

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 09/05/12

Leveson says special advisers can see evidence

Ministers' politically appointed special advisers should not be allowed to see witness statements and other evidence in advance, campaigners say in urgent submission to the inquiry

Posted by Paul McNally on 09/05/12

Dowler voicemail conclusion 'may never be possible'

Metropolitan police say 'no further clarity is likely to be provided' on whether the girl's voicemail messages were deliberately deleted

Posted by Paul McNally on 09/05/12

Leveson inquiry: Ministers granted core participant status

Lord Justice Leveson grants permission to all eight government ministers who applied for core participant status, including the prime minister

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 04/05/12

Government applies for Leveson core participant status

Special session planned for 2pm this afternoon to hear application from government to have early access to evidence and make submissions

Posted by Paul McNally on 04/05/12

Leveson inquiry: Coulson and Brooks to appear next week

Coulson will give evidence to the inquiry on Thursday, along with Viscount Rothermere, while Brooks will be appearing on Friday

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 03/05/12

Leveson asks whether second half of inquiry should proceed

Chair suggests part one of inquiry should go as far as possible, because part two overlaps with police investigations and could be 'delayed for very many months, if not longer'

Posted by Paul McNally on 02/05/12

David Cameron: 'There was no grand deal' with Murdoch

On the Andrew Marr Show the prime minister also said 'as things stand' he does not believe culture secretary Jeremy Hunt breached the ministerial code, but will wait to see what emerges from the Leveson inquiry

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 30/04/12

Hunt to hand over Smith emails and texts to Leveson

Culture secretary tells reporters he 'will be handing over all my private texts and emails to my special adviser' Adam Smith

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 27/04/12

Ex-NotW legal manager denies cover-up involvement

Tom Crone, former legal manager of the News of the World, says he was not involved in what Rupert Murdoch alleged was a phone-hacking cover up at the paper

Posted by Tom Rouse on 27/04/12

Liveblog: Rupert Murdoch's evidence at the Leveson inquiry

Live updates as Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, appears before the Leveson inquiry for the second day

Posted by Tom Rouse on 26/04/12

Murdoch: I should have closed News of the World earlier

Newspaper boss says he 'panicked' when the Milly Dowler revelations came out - but says: 'I'm glad I did'

Posted by Paul McNally on 26/04/12

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PCC seeks ideas from Irish press regulatory system

The Press Complaints Commission is looking at the Irish press watchdog system as a possible option for reforming the UK self-regulatory system, according to reports.

Posted by Paul McNally on 29 May 2012

Chris Bryant apologises for Murdoch-Cameron meetings claim

Labour MP Chris Bryant has apologised for falsely claiming in parliament that prime minister David Cameron held five secret meetings with Rupert Murdoch following the 2010 general election, that had not been declared.

Posted by Paul McNally on 10 May 2012

Guardian: Biography claims David Cameron texted Rebekah Brooks before she quit NI

The Guardian has reported today that an updated biography of the prime minister claims David Cameron texted Rebekah Brooks before she quit as News International's chief executive

Posted by Elena Cresci on 9 May 2012

Rupert Murdoch's first day at #Leveson in his own words

Rupert Murdoch's first day of evidence to the Leveson inquiry covered a wide range of subjects, including his personal and professional interests, his thoughts on politicians and issues of newspaper ethics

Posted by Tom Rouse on 25 April 2012

Friday deadline for core participant status for next Leveson inquiry module

The next module of the Leveson inquiry will focus on the relationship between the press and politicians

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 26 March 2012

Met police representatives and crime reporters before Leveson inquiry this week

The Leveson inquiry will this week hear from Met police representatives including its director of communications, plus crime reporters from the Guardian, the Independent and the Times

Posted by Gaz Corfield on 12 March 2012

Leveson inquiry has cost £2m so far

The Leveson inquiry into press standards has cost £2 million to run so far, new figures made public by the inquiry team reveal.

Posted by Paul McNally on 12 March 2012

Seminar to discuss Carnegie UK Trust's 'plan for better journalism'

A joint seminar will be held at City University London later today with the Carnegie UK Trust to discuss the recommendations made in its report 'Better Journalism in the Digital Age'

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 7 March 2012

Independent backs Paul Dacre's press card proposal

The Independent has supported Paul Dacre's idea to create a register of accredited journalists and toughen up access to the press card

Posted by Paul McNally on 7 February 2012

BBC News: The editors' views from the Leveson inquiry

BBC News has compiled a table of views as shared by newspaper editors at the Leveson inquiry

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 16 January 2012

Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher's comments on Vince Cable and PCC ruling

After weeks of hearings at the Leveson inquiry, media commentator Roy Greenslade calls into question some of the decisions, such as which witnesses to call and certain lines of questioning

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 11 January 2012

Press v politicians: can tabloids still take on the over-mighty?

Imagine a top tabloid newspaper supported a leading ‘non-Westminster’ politician through his difficult divorce. Instead of printing hard-hitting stories about the moral duplicity of this very Christian politician, it publishes soft-focus, upbeat articles about his lovely new wife and their joyous life together. The politician goes on to become a leading national figure, but then [...]

Posted by Charlie Beckett on 4 January 2012

Leveson inquiry releases witness statements

A round up of Journalism.co.uk coverage and witness statements released today by the Leveson inquiry

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 22 November 2011

Full Leveson inquiry statements from NUJ and Guardian

The full statements from the NUJ and the Guardian given to the Leveson inquiry into press standards

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 16 November 2011

Leveson inquiry: Seminar dates announced as publishers express concern over panel

The Guardian reports one concerns raised by newspaper groups, including Associated Newspapers, Trinity Mirror, the Newspaper Publishers' Association and Guardian News & Media

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 28 September 2011

Leveson inquiry: full list of core particpants

The full list of those designated as core participants in the first part of the Leveson inquiry into the press

Posted by Joel Gunter on 14 September 2011

Labour calls for amendments to media takeover rules

Shadow culture secretary Ivan Lewis calls for cross-party support for amendment to media takeover rules

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 30 August 2011

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