Prime Minister takes the stand at Leveson Inquiry
David Cameron appeared before a judge yesterday to explain his relationship with a controversial media empire. It was a nervous moment for the British PM.
Minister clings on as Murdoch scandal deepens
UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is fighting for his political life. Allegations of improper contact with the Murdoch media empire could drag him down – and take the whole government down with...
Press freedom in the dock as inquiry begins
Yesterday a panel of high ranking journalists, activists and legal thinkers met to spend up to one year deciding how the UK’s free press should be governed.
British editor denounces enemies of populist press
The Daily Mail's editor electrified the official inquiry into the press yesterday. He condemned phone hacking but attacked what he claimed were attempts to muzzle the free press.
Hacked Off, Actually: how Hugh Grant found politics
Hugh Grant has long been a screen idol, but since the phone hacking scandal he's a more political animal. As he meets the Prime Minister, should we be listening too?
Murdoch family firm ‘humbled’ before MPs
Grilled by a parliamentary committee, Murdoch father, son – and wife! – provided family drama. And a corporate strategy to apologise while denying all knowledge of the News of the World hacking...
Latest: Gordon Brown ‘hacked’ by the Sunday Times
The media scandal gets worse and worse. With the disclosure that even 'serious' papers have been guilty of criminal breaches, the entire British press is in a full-blown crisis.
Murdered teenager’s voicemail 'hacked by tabloid'.
The latest chapter in the story of phone hacking at the News of the World has shocked the UK: a missing girl's phone messages were listened to, suggesting to police she was alive.