Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Update abut the Leveson Inquiry
The owner of Express Newspapers and Channel 5 appeared in front of the Leveson inquiry on January 12, to face to charges of defamatory coverage of the Madeleine McCann case. According to the parent of the disappeared girl, several articles published on those newspapers were mistaken and defamatory. As the first newspaper owner speaking in the inquiry, Richard Desmond tried to downplay the accuses, stating that just a minor part of the articles had a negative stance against the McCann family, and this was reflecting the general perception of the British audience at that time. Mr Desmond apologized for the conduct of his newspapers, but accused the inquiry of using his newspapers as a “scapegoat”.