In the summer of 2012, Hacked Off became independent of the Media Standards Trust. It is now a non-profit company, based on Victoria Street, London. The director is Professor Brian Cathcart. For further information, go to http://hackinginquiry.org/.
Hacked Off was originally founded to campaign for a public inquiry into illegal information-gathering by the press and into related matters including the conduct of the police, politicians and mobile phone companies. Only a full public inquiry, Hacked Off argued, could put the truth of the hacking scandal before the public and ensure that necessary lessons were learned. Following the Milly Dowler revelations on 4 July 2011, the government established the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press. Hacked Off covered every day of the Inquiry from the Royal Courts of Justice, commented on it, and contributed evidence to it. The campaign is now focused on pressing for substantial reform of press regulation.
The new non-profit company, ‘The Hacked Off Campaign’ was established on 13th August 2012 (Company Number 08176670). It has its own Board of Directors and Articles of Association. It is independent of, and separate from, the Media Standards Trust.
The Hacked Off website, featuring the campaign’s manifesto, the latest news from the Leveson Inquiry, details of Hacked Off events and comment and background on phone-hacking and press reform.
Follow @HackingInquiry on twitter for the latest news on the campaign and the latest from the Leveson Inquiry.