16 November 2011

Leveson Inquiry: Hearings - Day 3


"I want this inquiry to mean something", not end up as "footnote in some professor of journalism's analysis of 21 century history." LJ Leveson in reply to A Rusbridger's submission to Inquiry.

Lord Justice Leveson, Shami Chakrabarti, Sir David Bell, Lord Currie, George Jones, Sir Paul Scott-Lee, Elinor Goodman

  Opening submissions began on Monday 14 November 2011.  The proceedings are shown here live on the Leveson Inquiry website. 

(All recordings from the hearings can be found on the page linked to above, too)

BBC Democracy Live Leveson Inquiry live-feed here.

Full list of Core Participants to be found here. (Guardian Website)

Relevant links from mainstream media, blogs and social media:

(Twitter feed for Leveson Inquiry on right of Home page of this (#pressreform) blog.) ->->->

Wednesday, November 16th 2011  (Yesterday's Leveson Inquiry #pressreform blogpiece can be found here.)

Live Leveson Inquiry Blog - Guardian

Leveson Inquiry Coverage on Twitter - Guardian

Leveson Inquiry: Live - Telegraph  

The Press on Trial - Independent 

NUJ  Code of Conduct - here

PCC - Editors' Code - here

Alan Rusbridger's Statement to the Leveson Inquiry - in Full - Guardian

Leveson Inquiry: tabloids Accused of Blackmail and Bullying - Guardian 

Zelo Street: Leveson is Served (2) 

fleet street fox: Good ol' Grub Street 

Audioboo/Victims' Lawyer - Britain's Press in the Dock - Radio 4 - BBC Peter Hunt

BBC - Podcasts - Media Show - Leveson and PCC Reform 

BBC News - Leveson Inquiry: Early Signs of Judge's Thinking

Leveson Inquiry: Indictment of a 'Tawdry' Press - Comment is Free - Guardian

Leveson Inquiry: Dowlers Believe Phone-hacking intruded Into 'Private Grief' - Guardian 

UK MPs to Press James Murdoch on Snooping Claims - Reuters 

Ben Fenton
Robert Jay confirms that Deputy Asst Commissioner Sue Akers, head of Operation Weeting, will give evidence to

Nick Higham
(My view: Sherborne's opening one of most comprehensive and devastating critiques of tabloid press I've heard)

Example given by Sherborne of way Daily Mail described some of the Core Participants at the Leveson Inquiry :

"The Leveson inquiry into phone hacking will ask ‘core participants’ to give evidence.
The line-up looks set to include the get-your-clothes-off model Abi Titmuss, S&M spanker Max Mosley, prostitute procurer Hugh Grant, gold-digger Sheryl Gascoigne, John ‘Pants down’ Prescott and the rent-boy-loving former MP Mark Oaten.
Gerry and Kate McCann are also expected to appear, along with the parents of murdered Milly Dowler.
What sleazy, degrading company for those who have truly suffered."

Nick Higham
Sherborne: Leaving PCC in hands of newspapers like handing police station over to mafia

Sun Reporter's Payments to 'Police Contacts' Not What They Seem - Guardian

Leveson Inquiry: 'Unbelievable That Phone-hacking Was Work of One Rogue Reporter' - Telegraph

Jon Slattery Blog: NUJ General Secretary Confirms to Leveson that Private Investigator Derek Webb is Union Member  

Leveson Inquiry: Private Detective Told to Become a Journalist After hacking Scandal Broke - Telegraph

Jon Slattery Blog: NUJ: 'Don't Let Bosses Dominate Leveson Inquiry' - Union Urges Journalists to Speak Out 

Dowler family Condemn 'Cruelty and Insensitivity' of NoW - Press Gazette

PCC An Abysmal Failure, Says NUJ Chief - Guardian 

NUJ - NUJ Working With Leveson to Protect Journalists Giving Evidence

NUJ Warns Leveson About 'Culture of Fear' - Press Gazette 

Civil Hacking Claims 'Forced Police to Take Issue Seriously' - Press Gazette

Richard Peppiatt