News of the World Category

On freedom of the press

We were all suitably appalled by the phone hacking scandal at The News of the World, and the other media misdemeanours which came out in the investigation that followed in its wake. But were we really surprised? Shock horror – red tops do bad things. Knock me down with a feather. I am, however, deeply […]

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The worrying lack of news – apart from that of the World

The headlines are still dominated by the phone-hacking saga, which is now dragging on a tad. This author welcomed the resignation of the News of the World’s former Editor and CEO of News International, Rebekah Brooks, but is now getting bored. Well, I was, until the Met’s chief commissioner resigned on Sunday. I did not […]

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The News of the World leaves everyone with a nasty headache

The best selling British newspaper ever made a swift exit from new stands last week, when News Corp – the company owned by Rupert Murdoch, the media tycoon – decided to pull the plug amid a furore over the now infamous phone hacking scandal. If this sudden end to the 168-year-old publication was meant to […]

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