Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, April 11, 2011

News International Apologizes For Phone Hacking; Two Arrested

From the Hollywood Reporter: News International, owner of The News of the World, is apologizing for engaging in phone hacking and says it has set up a fund to pay compensation and legal fees to those affected. Meanwhile, high profile hackees, like Sienna Miller, say they are not happy with the offers of apology and compensation. One lawyer has called for the Press Complaints Commission to issue a condemnation of the NOTW.

Here's Roy Greenslade on press coverage of the News International apology. The Guardian asserts that Cabinet Secretary Gus O'Donnell prevented a pre-election inquiry of the phone hacking scandal. And two  journalists have been arrested: Ian Edmondson and Neville Thurlbeck. Mr. Edmondson formerly worked for NOTW. Mr. Thurlbeck is now a reporter for the paper.

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