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# Leveson Inquiry

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# Read all about it
Phone hacking jury dismissed after failing to reach a verdict on extra charges
Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who oversaw the investigation, said it was not “an attack on press freedom”.
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Cameron says independent watchdog is needed urgently
The British PM met with editors and executives at 10 Downing Street to push them to set up a new independent regulatory body.
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Leveson Inquiry report to be published next week
The report will be available on Thursday, 29 November.
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Independence of regulator from press and State crucial - Press Ombudsman
Ireland’s Press Ombudsman John Horgan appeared before the Leveson inquiry into media ethics yesterday to discuss press regulation.
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Press Ombudsman to give evidence at Leveson inquiry
John Horgan will appear before the inquiry into media ethics in the UK next week.
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Leveson: Brooks texted Cameron 'We're definitely in this together'
The inquiry into media ethics in the UK heard evidence from the British Prime Minister today as the close relationship between David Cameron and senior News International figures came under scrutiny.
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Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron
The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.
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Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun
The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.
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David Cameron to address Leveson inquiry next week
Former PMs Gordon Brown and John Major also lined up to appear at media ethics inquiry.
# Inquiry
Investigation launched into donations for British culture secretary
The British parliament’s commissioner for standards has opened an inquiry into allegations Jeremy Hunt failed to register donations from media companies.
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7 things we learned from the Leveson inquiry this week
From Rupert Murdoch’s TV favourites to David Cameron’s text message lessons…
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LOL! ROFL! Rebekah Brooks teaches Cameron textspeak
The former tabloid editor taught the prime minister the true meaning behind ‘LOL’, but what else has he been getting wrong?
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Murdoch: Fallout from hacking scandal 'changed my entire company'
The 81-year-old tells Leveson: “I failed, and I’m sorry about it,” adding later: “We are now a new company altogether.”
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Murdoch testimony puts pressure on British government minister
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is under pressure to resign following testimony from James Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry yesterday. Rupert Murdoch appears before the media inquiry today.
# Wikileaks
Julian Assange: I may be biggest media victim since the McCanns
The Wikileaks chief has hit out at press coverage of his case, revealing that he has made official complaints on 75 occasions.
# Hacking
Rebekah Brooks and husband among six arrested in hacking probe
The Metropolitan Police have said that five men and one woman have been arrested in connection with phone hacking this morning.
# Closed
Shutdown: UK’s media watchdog closed in wake of phone hacking scandal
The Press Complaints Commission will be replaced with an interim body before a radically different regulator is set up in the wake of the Leveson inquiry.
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'Sorry' messages from Paul McCartney were hacked, says Heather Mills
McCartney’s ex-wife told the Leveson inquiry that a reporter had details of the ex-Beatle’s calls begging her for forgiveness.
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Watch: Journalists give evidence to Leveson inquiry
The inquiry set up in the wake of the News of the World hacking scandal continues to receive witness testimonies today.
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David Cameron may be called to face Leveson Inquiry
The prime minister, his predecessor, and the opposition leader are all expected to be called, the London Times has reported.
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Piers Morgan denies presiding over phone hacking at Daily Mirror
Morgan said he was only aware of “about five per cent” of what his reporters were doing while he was editor.
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Murdoch says he received crucial hacking emails - but he didn't read them
James Murdoch received emails indicating phone hacking at the News of The World went beyond one reporter but he maintains he did not read them.
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Hacking: new details raise questions over Milly Dowler hacking story
The judge heading the inquiry into media ethics in the UK has called for clarification of the matter as the long running phone hacking saga took another twist today.
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18th person arrested over UK phone hacking
A 41-year-old man was arrested this morning and is being held in south London on suspicion of conspiring to access voicemails and pervert the course of justice.
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UK MP compares tabloid papers' ethics to Auschwitz
Zac Goldsmith made the link while giving evidence to the parliamentary Leveson inquiry today.
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Alastair Campbell slams 'putrid' press at Leveson inquiry
The former Downing Street communications chief gave evidence at the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking today.
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Former Northern Ireland secretary's computer 'may be hacked by NI'
A report in the Guardian says detectives working for News International may have hacked the computers of Peter Hain and his staff.
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Guido Fawkes to address Leveson inquiry on Thursday, says judge
At today’s hearing, Charlotte Church said media coverage destroyed her credibility, while TV presenter Anne Diamond said reporters arrived on her door within an hour of her discovering her son’s cot death.
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Blogger 'Guido Fawkes' called to give evidence at Leveson inquiry
Earlier today the political blogger, whose real name is Paul Staines, revealed details of the evidence Alastair Campbell will give to Leveson later this week.
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"They have no human feeling at all": Max Mosley speaks at Leveson inquiry
Sienna Miller spoke today of being chased by a dozen photographers down dark streets, while JK Rowling described trying to protect her children from press intrusion.
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UK media inquiry set for testimony from high-profile celebs
Actress Sienna Miller, author JK Rowling and former motorsport chief Max Mosley will all give testimony at the Leveson Inquiry.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
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McCanns say newspapers 'made up' stories about Madeleine
The Leveson Inquiry has been hearing evidence for a third day from people whose lives were affected by the UK press.
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Leveson day two: Steve Coogan claims News of the World writer 'tricked' him on affair
The Leveson inquiry today also heard evidence from a former advisor to supermodel Elle Macpherson and the parents of a boy who say he took his life after upsetting media coverage of his sister’s death.
# Seanad Éireann
David Norris to lodge Seanad complaint over media treatment
David Norris says he has been subjected to abusive media tactics similar to those being discussed at the UK’s Leveson Inquiry.
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Hugh Grant names new publication in phone hacking inquiry
Meanwhile, Twitter commentary on today’s hearings were distracted for a time by a #womanontheleft…
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Dowlers believed murdered daughter Milly was still alive after phone hacking
The mother of the murdered teenager told the Leveson Inquiry today that she believed it was her daughter who had been deleting voice messages from her phone.