August 8

I was doing it for corruption, not royal tittle-tattle, protests senior Guardian hack


The Guardian newspaper, which exposed the News of the World phone hacking scandal, says it will explain to the media ethics inquiry  why one of its senior reporters also intercepted voicemail messages. (The Australian 8/8)

David Leigh described feeling “a voyeuristic thrill’ on listening to another person’s private  messages ashe hacked into an arms company executive's message bank.  An executive editor at The Guardian, Mr Leigh is also a professor of reporting at City University.

He defended his action on the ground that he was looking for evidence of corruption, not “witless tittle-tattle about the Royal family.”


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