This is a superb summary of the hacking trial and a reminder of the large number of journos and their sources facing future trials over phone hacking, bribery of officials and officials from former police and prison officers to health staff facing charges of accepting bribes. It also points up the Exaro News revelation of the full Murdoch “tape” secretly recorded when he addressed the arrested journos.
Phone hacking and its close relations blagging and bribing were rarely out of the media law news in 2013. There were new arrests and charges throughout the year, culminating in an Old Bailey Trial. This began on 28 October 2013 with eight defendants facing seven charges.
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