30 June 2014

Phone-hacking Trial - Mitigation Pleas and Re-trial News

Four of the six former NotW employees arriving at court this morning to enter their mitigation pleas. Images from James Doleman and Andy Davies (Andy Coulson image)
Also in court today to enter their mitigation pleas before sentencing on Friday:
James Weatherup - image from D. Mail
Greg Miskiw
Latest links to articles and information on today's events at The Old Bailey:

  • 2:44 p.m.:
Steve Bell's comment on the proposed IPSO press regulator...


27 June 2014

'BEYOND CONTEMPT' by Peter Jukes - Publication News!

Latest from Inforrm's Blog on the exciting new book, 'BEYOND CONTEMPT' by Peter Jukes - live-tweeter extraordinaire of the Phone-hacking Trial:


News: Phone Hacking Trial Book to be Published Next Month

26 06 2014 Book JPEGThe first full “uncensored” account of the phone hacking trial by journalist Peter Jukes is to be published within weeks, Canbury Press announced today.Beyond Contempt: The Inside Story of the Hacking Trial will be speedily released in e-book format by the end of July 2014.
Peter Jukes was named Britain’s best social media journalist for his live-tweeting of the trial at the Old Bailey.
Over eight months the prosecution delved deep into the News of the World and the Sun – and found widespread criminality, intrusion and bullying. But the behind-the-scenes legal battles and personal dramas were the subject of reporting restrictions.
Beyond Contempt will contain all the action the media was legally barred from publishing.
Peter Jukes, who funded his live-tweeting from public donations, said:
Now that the verdicts are in, this book will go beyond the restrictions imposed on the media by the Contempt of Court Act, hence its title.  If you want to know how Rebekah Brooks came to be acquitted and Andy Coulson convicted, this is the book for you.
Martin Hickman, founder of Canbury Press, the book’s publisher, said:
“The Murdoch press has already started to kick back against the trial, using a bogus £100 million figure to claim it was a waste of money. As the judge acknowledged, the case was important for British justice – and there was a lot more going on than the public was told.”
 Beyond Contempt will be sold in four formats:
  • A quick release e-book, to be published at the end of July
  • First edition signed paperback with free e-book
  • The e-book and a paperback dedicated to the buyer and an invite to the launch party with special guests;
  • A VIP access-all-areas pass.
Beyond Contempt: The Inside Story of the Phone hacking Trial is available for pre-order now at www.hackingtrial.com

25 June 2014

Phone-hacking Trial - Remaining Verdicts

The Jury are due in court at 11:00 a.m. to continue their deliberations on the remaining verdicts:

Andy Coulson leaving court last night after being found guilty of conspiracy to intercept voicemails - image from Robin Brant, BBC News

You can find details of the verdicts already handed down HERE.
Links to yesterday's reaction to the events in court, articles and information, can be found HERE.

Latest links to articles and information:
Hacked Off Holds Press Conference:
ITV report found HERE
Gemma Dowler - a Message - Youtube - link via Hugh Grant

Latest news from court:



24 June 2014

Phone-hacking Trial - Reaction to Today's Verdicts

Rebekah Brooks found not guilty on all 4 charges

Find details of the Jury's verdicts HERE.


Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman - image from Independent
At 4:18 p.m., the Jury reassembled in the courtroom to pose a question to Judge Saunders:
5:23 p.m.: