‘PCC: it is inappropriate to investigate Sun Harry pics without palace complaint‘
Roy Greenslade reports that Rupert Murdoch has already won the battle with the royal family over publication of the naked prince’s photos. Last night’s PCC statement made clear, without a formal complaint from the Palace it can do nothing.
‘Rupert Murdoch draws line at payout to Elle Macpherson’s aide Mary-Ellen Field‘
The scandal is estimated to have cost NI £150m to date, with at least 50 cases yet to be heard. A concerned Lord Justice Leveson described her case as the “collateral damage” of the phone hacking scandal. Rupert Murdoch’s lawyers want her entire case dismissed as legally worthless.
‘Amazon is fast catching up with Apple: thanks to the visionary Jeff Bezos‘
With the launch of the second generation Kindle Fire – Amazon’s ultra-affordable tablet – he has put his company right into the middle of the battle for that growing market, offering a real challenge to the iPad’s dominance and making stock Android tablets look even less appealing.
‘Lissted launches Twitter lists of journalists mentioning key topics‘
Lissted, a database of more than 12,500 journalists and industry professionals, now allows you to follow dynamic Twitter lists of journalists who tweet about key topics. Lissted has started creating Twitter lists around key subjects, such as the cabinet reshuffle, iPhone 5 and the launch of the new Nokia smartphone.
‘Burma lifts ban on press freedom body‘
The Burmese government has removed 2,082 names from a list of organisations and individuals barred from the country. They include representatives of the Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), who had been banned from Burma for 25 years.
‘Times titles claim 1m Olympics circulation boost‘
Britain’s national newspapers put on sales of around two million during the Olympics fortnight, according to internal estimates at News International. The figures suggest that nearly half of that uplift was split between The Times and The Sunday Times.