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The Questions That Were Never Asked

Andrew Montford’s FOI request for emails between the UEA and Outside Organisation ( who were represented by Neil Wallis, charged in the phonehacking scandal) has turned up a remarkable list of questions, the questions that should have been asked by one of the “investigations”, but were never answered. On February 22, 2010, Alan Preece, an […]

Neil Wallis and the “Poor Phil” Article

Bishop Hill reports that UEA have released a portion of their correspondence and documents with Neil Wallis and Outside Organisation (see here); correspondence here. They have claimed exemptions for much of the request. Under s.36(2)(b)(i) & (ii), they claimed that “release of some of the requested information would, or would be likely, to inhibit the […]

Neil Wallis and the Ben Webster Article

Update – Aug 26,2011: the article placed by Wallis has been resolved with information obtained by Andrew Montford under FOI – see here. It was the Richard Girling “poor Phil” piece.] We learned recently that the University of East Anglia retained Neil Wallis and the Outside Organisation to strike back at its critics. East Anglia […]

The Guardian Is “Bemused”

David Leigh of the Guardian has been added to the list of UK journalists who’ve engaged in phone hacking and other illegal/unethical conduct. Some of the more questionable conduct by UK journalists has involved their acquisition of information from police that police were not legally entitled to disclose either for payment or as a favour. […]

Andy Hayman

Richard Drake introduces us to Andy Hayman, another character in the phone hacking scandal. Hayman was in charge of the first phone hacking investigation. Their Muir Russell, so to speak. Hayman seems to have been on friendly terms with Neil Wallis; he dined rather chummily with Wallis, then News of the World deputy editor, and […]

East Anglia’s Toxic Reputation Manager

At the Guardian symposium last summer, George Monbiot’s opening question (to Trevor Davies of East Anglia) was: why was CRU’s response to this issue such a total car crash? Davies’s response: It’s very difficult for a good employer to get reputation management right. A few days ago, we learned (h/t reader Chu) that the University […]

“Covert” Operations by East Anglia’s CRU

Today brings news of the arrest of the managing director of a firm hired by the University of East Anglia’s CRU (Climatic Research Unit) to carry out “covert” operations – h/t reader Chu here). Neil Wallis of Outside Organisation was arrested today in connection with the spreading News of the World scandal. Last year, Wallis’ […]