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How to get to grips with the phone hacking scandal!
on 8 August 2011
Phone Hacking: How the Guardian broke the story (Guardian Shorts)
Unless you have been a long term reader of the Guardian it is possible that the early stages of this scandal may have passed you by - I certainly missed them, or to be more accurate, I was unaware of just how serious the intrusions of the News International journalists actually were. It took the revelations concerning Milly Dowler's phone to change that for me and, I imagine, for many like me. That made me really sit up and take notice. It also made me want to sort out in my own mind exactly how the whole story had developed since it was first reported by the Guardian in 2007. This book reprints the Guardian articles as they appeared in the newspaper with no "hindsight" editorial changes as far as I can tell. Each section begins with a summary of the events reported upon and these summaries are an illuminating read in their own right. The articles run from January 2007 to July 2011 and the book finishes with a reprint of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger's article "How we broke the Murdoch scandal" which appeared in the 17th July 2011 issue of Newsweek. Having read this volume I now feel that I have a better grip on the events that have unfolded so far and feel better equipped to follow those to come, and there will certainly will be more to come!