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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:48 AM

A look at scandals involving UK media

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Source: AP-Excite

By ROBERT BARR

LONDON (AP) - After a yearlong inquiry full of sensational testimony, Britain's Lord Justice Brian Leveson is releasing his report Thursday into the culture and practices of the British press and his recommendations for future regulation to prevent phone hacking, data theft, bribery and other abuses.

The long-simmering scandal has already led to scores of arrests and some criminal charges. Dozens of cases have been settled out of court after victims of press intrusion sued. Here are some of the cases the Leveson inquiry has investigated:

MILLY DOWLER

The 13-year-old girl was abducted and murdered in 2002. In July 2011, it was reported that employees of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid had hacked into her telephone while police were still searching for her, giving her parents false hope that she was alive. Her mother, Sally Dowler, told the inquiry that when she could again leave a message on her missing daughter's phone, she shouted: "She's picked up the voice mails! ... She's alive!" Outrage over this case prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to commission the Leveson inquiry.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121129/DA2RHOBO1.html





This Sept. 8, 2012 file photo provided by Starpix shows actor Hugh Grant at the premiere of "Cloud Atlas," at the Toronto International Film Festival. Lord Justice Brian Leveson will release his report, Thursday, Nov. 29 2012, on a year-long inquiry into the culture and practices of the British press and his recommendations for future regulation to prevent phone hacking, data theft, bribery and other abuses. (AP Photo/Starpix, Marion Curtis, File)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:58 AM

1. Why have you started editing headlines

which is against LBN rules ?

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:44 AM

5. There used to be a clause to do this with the clarity info in brackets


I didn't realize it wasn't an option anymore.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:19 AM

2. UK press is already in hysterics about this

To be honest though, the likes of the Sun and the Daily Fail would be better off taking the massive log out of their own eye before worrying about the speck in anyone elses.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:47 AM

4. BBC live text report here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20539192

self delete above is where I posted in wrong place.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:10 PM

6. Newsjock missed the memo too


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:22 PM

7. k&r

The practices of much of the British newspaper media are appalling. As I've said before, it is a threat to democracy wherever the government controls and intimidates the media, but it is also a threat to democracy when the media, especially media owned by corporations or rich individuals, controls and intimidates the government. And that too often happens here in the UK.

In a way, this is our Watergate.

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