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#jpod in depth: Reporting the phone hacking scandal

July 22nd, 2011Posted by in Legal, Newspapers, Podcast

This week #jpod looks at the way the phone-hacking scandal has been reported in recent weeks and the legal restrictions now in play, given recent arrests by police investigating allegations of wrongdoing.

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported figures from an Ipsos Mori poll which claimed just six per cent of voters were concerned about phone hacking, while Unicef called on the press to move the news agenda on. However, BBC director general Mark Thompson said today (22 July) the broadcaster’s research showed a different story.

In this podcast we speak to director of the Media Standards Trust, Martin Moore, about what the trust’s research has shown about the volume of reporting on the topic, and why he thinks the scandal has, at times, dominated the news agenda over other reports.

We also speak to media law consultant David Banks about his thoughts on the media coverage so far and the legal restrictions facing the media as cases become active.

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