‘Labour MP warns Sun over stolen phone claim, while CPS receives new files into phone-hacking‘
The Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has taken legal action against News International and The Sun aiming to prevent the newspaper publishing any confidential information which she claims could have been taken from her stolen mobile phone. And Scotland Yard has referred new files in relation to seven individuals, including four journalists, to the Crown Prosecution Service for charging advice following investigations into alleged phone hacking.
‘Overseas: Iran jails women journalists, protesting Gambian journalists are arrested, while Kurdish journalists face terrorism charges‘
Roy Greenslade reports that Two Iranian journalists, have been arrested in order to serve previously imposed jail sentences. Two Gambian journalists were arrested after filing an application for permission to demonstrate, as required by law. And, the biggest media trial in Turkey’s history has begun in what human rights groups say is an attempt by the government to intimidate the press and punish pro-Kurdish activists.
‘Ofcom rejects Assange nightclub privacy breach claim; stating the More4 documentary was not unfair‘
A complaint by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that a television show infringed his privacy by showing footage of him dancing in a nightclub has not been upheld by communications watchdog Ofcom. The Australian complained about the More 4 show True Stories: Wikileaks: Secrets And Lies, which tracked the history of the organisation and included interviews with Mr Assange and people who have worked with him.
‘France’s richest man Bernard Arnault sues Libération newspaper over ‘insult‘
Leftwing newspaper carries headline: ‘Get lost, rich jerk’ as Arnauld seeks Belgian nationality before introduction of 75% tax. The forthright headline, emblazoned across Libération, was aimed at Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury fashion conglomerate LMVH. Arnault applied for Belgian nationality after the socialist president François Hollande proposed a new 75 per cent tax rate on earnings over one million euros. He denies he is trying to avoid tax.
‘Study shows 80% of Editors are publishing user-generated content, as secrets of regional titles bucking ABC trends are released‘
Majority of editors now publish user-generated content. The survey of members from the World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers also found that 76 per cent of editors planned to make greater use of it, despite raising concerns about the authenticity and quality of content. The Press Gazette also reports that while nearly every paid-for regional newspaper in the UK lost sales year on year some managed to defy odds and grow circulation.
‘EE confirms 4G super-fast mobile network “within weeks”: Public can get Everything Everywhere‘
EE, the UK’s first 4G network launched today and will be operational in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol within weeks. Orange and T-Mobile owner Everything Everywhere, which was renamed today as EE, will make the state-of-the-art technology available to some 20 million people in 16 cities across the UK, by Christmas. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, hailed the company’s promise to give London ”the greatest 4G network in the world”.