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Topic - Brian Leveson
Celebrities including J.K. Rowling and Hugh Grant accused the British government on Sunday of letting down the victims of media intrusion and urged tough new measures to rein in Britain's unruly press.
Victims of press intrusion including writer J.K. Rowling on Friday urged Britain's political leaders to fully implement a judge's recommendations on regulating the country's often unruly newspapers.
Britain needs a new independent media regulator to eliminate a subculture of unethical behavior that infected segments of the country's press, a senior judge said Thursday at the end of a yearlong inquiry into newspaper wrongdoing.
The prince has no clothes _ but most British newspapers aren't running the pictures.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair testified Monday that he never challenged the influential British press because doing so would have plunged his administration into a drawn-out and politically damaging fight.
A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out.
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch defended his globe-spanning, half-century-long media career Wednesday, telling an official inquiry into U.K. media ethics that he never gave his editors orders on who to back or used his political sway for financial gain.
James Murdoch's behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign spilled out into the public domain Tuesday as documents detailing his close ties to the British establishment were examined by a judge-led inquiry into media ethics.
James Murdoch defended his record at the head of his father's scandal-tarred British newspaper unit before a U.K. inquiry Tuesday, saying that subordinates prevented him from making a clean sweep at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.
She squared off against former Beatle Paul McCartney in divorce court; on Thursday, Heather Mills took on Piers Morgan at Britain's media ethics inquiry.
After weeks examining the illicit and underhanded practices of sensation-hungry press, Britain's media ethics inquiry shifted its gaze Wednesday to celebrity magazine editors, who painted a kinder, gentler picture of their trade.
Elle Macpherson fired her business adviser for leaking secrets when journalists were actually getting juicy details about the supermodel by hacking into her phone, the former aide told a British inquiry into media ethics Tuesday.
The press likes to cast itself as society's guardian. On Monday, the judge leading the investigation into Britain's deepening phone hacking scandal vowed to find an answer to the question: Who guards the guardians?
Actor Hugh Grant says Britain's leader has told him he will support reforms of the country's scandal-hungry media in the wake of the tabloid phone hacking scandal.
An electic mix of celebrities, crime victims and former police suspects will take part in a judge-led inquiry into the state of Britain's scandal-tarred press.
Lord Justice Brian Leveson said a new regulatory body should be established in law to prevent more people being hurt by "press behavior that, at times, can only be described as outrageous."
He said the new body should be composed of members of the public including former journalists and academics — but no serving editors or politicians.