quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

The News of the World Editor guilty but Director is cleared

Rebekah Brooks, the former Director of the tabloid and who also worked in The Sun, also from the group led by media magnate Rupert Murdoch, was, on the other hand, in the clear.

The British Prime Minister lamented, however, had Andy Coulson as spokesperson in 2007, soon after it left the controversial newspaper. "I assume fully the responsibility of having hired Andy Coulson. I've hired him. It was a bad decision and I say this clearly, "confessed David Cameron.

The case led to the creation three years ago of the movement "Hacked Off", campaigning against piracy telefónica in journalism and that and supported, among many, by actor Hugh Grant, another of the victims of the News of the World. The Director of movement, Joan Smith, was, of course, satisfied by the verdict: "this was not a unique case. Is a type of journalism that has spread. So, I think it is very positive that this has been exposed and that people can understand that this form of bad journalism created roots and entities that should have stopped simply failed. "

After reading the verdicts Tuesday, Andy Caulson is now waiting to know the sentence, incurring a prison sentence that could be from two years in prison.

The case, one of the longest and most expensive in British justice, is not, however, still closed. After the verdict of Caulson and Brooks, The Guardian revealed that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the News of the World and The Sun, have been summoned for questioning by Scotland Yard, which confirms that the investigation continues.

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