British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Viscount Rothermere Testimony

May 10, 2012


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Leveson Inquiry

Jonathan Harmsworth, the fourth Viscount Rothermere, testified at a hearing on the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the British newspaper News of the World. He testified on media practices at the now-defunct tabloid.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
Jonathan Harmsworth, the fourth Viscount Rothermere, testified at a hearing on the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the British newspaper News of the World. He testified on media practices at the now-defunct tabloid.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.

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