Another interesting development ...
"Rupert Murdoch has resigned from a string of directorships controlling his News Corporation's UK newspapers."
And yet another interesting (and most welcome) development ....
"The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced that the former News International staff and a private investigator will face court on a total of 19 charges.
Prosecutors said that among those charged included Coulson, who went on to become the Downing Street head of communications and Brooks, the former News International chief executive, the newspaper’s former head of news Ian Edmonson, Neville Thurlbeck, its former chief reporter, Stuart Kuttner, the managing editor and former executives Greg Miskiw and James Weatherup.
Also charged were private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who was jailed in 2007 after admitting illegally intercepting messages of members of the Royal Household, who has since apologised to the victims of phone hacking.
Alison Levitt, QC, Principal Legal Adviser to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, said at the press conference
"May I remind all concerned that these eight individuals now will be charged with criminal offences and that each has a right to a fair trial."
She added: "It is very important that nothing is said, or reported, which could prejudice that trial. For these reasons it would be inappropriate for me to comment further."
if I've understood this correctly, for these charges to even have been contemplated there must presumably now be some hard evidence in the possession of the police that shows that editors not only knew hacking was going on but may even have directly commissioned it
I was just trying to interpret [for my own benefit] the words of the lady from the DPP (or do I mean CPS)
During June and July 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service received files of evidence from the Metropolitan Police Service, relating to 13 suspects. This has followed a period of consultation and co-operation between police and prosecutors which has taken place over many months.
All the evidence has now carefully been considered. Applying the two-stage test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors I have concluded that in relation to eight of these 13 suspects there is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to one or more offences.
The Sun newspaper has been ordered by a high court judge to reveal what it knows about the alleged theft of a mobile phone belonging to Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh, which was reportedly handed to the paper by a member of the public.
Mr Justice Vos also on Wednesday issued a temporary injunction against the Sun preventing the tabloid publishing any material in relation to confidential information on the phone.