Author Archives: Marta Cooper

Why Leveson’s recommendations are more worrying than you think

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Maria Miller Leveson threat raises fears of politicians interfering in press regulation

Worrying news from Buckingham Palace Road this morning: the Telegraph is reporting that Culture Secretary Maria Miller’s special adviser Joanna Hindley warned its reporters of Miller’s connection to the Leveson report before the newspaper published details of her expenses, notably that Miller’s parents lived in her taxpayer-funded second home. The paper took the rare step of […]

Leveson: What’s on the line?

Marta Cooper on the Leveson Inquiry

Event Recap: Index debates the UK’s “Snooper’s Charter”

Marta Cooper: Debating whether we need a “snooper’s charter” to safeguard our security

“CleanIT” – even worse than it sounds

Marta Cooper: “CleanIT” – even worse than it sounds

Who controls the internet?

Marta Cooper: Who controls the internet?

Twitter Joke Trial: Appeal judgment due tomorrow

An appeal decision in the Twitter Joke Trial is to be handed down by Lord Chief Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning [27 July]. Last month Paul Chambers appealed his conviction for having jokingly tweeted in January 2010 that he would blow Nottingham’s Robin Hood airport “sky high” if his planned flight […]

Index debates life after Leveson at the Frontline Club

It was a packed house last night for our event at the Frontline Club debating life after the Leveson Inquiry, which is set to make recommendations for regulation of the British press this autumn. Panellists Brian Cathcart (Kingston University and Hacked Off), David Aaronovitch (Times), Helen Lewis (New Statesman) and Angela Phillips (Goldsmiths and the […]

Max Mosley versus the web

Max Mosley has some ambitious ideas for the internet. Speaking briefly at the Leveson Inquiry today, the former motorsports boss outlined his plans for the future regulation of the British press, on which Leveson will make recommendations this autumn. Mosley recommended a Press Commission to succeed the PCC and create the rules in addition to a […]

Lamb feared News Corp would “turn nasty”

Marta Cooper: Lamb feared News Corp would “turn nasty”