Sun editor to give Leveson newspaper lessons
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Monday 03 October 2011
The Leveson Inquiry into phone hacking will hold its first meeting this week, a seminar to be attended by the current editor of The Sun and a former editor of the News of the World; they have been invited to debate the pressures facing newspaper journalists.
Lord Justice Leveson, the judge who has been tasked with investigating press standards in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, is understood to have asked for the hearing to help fill a "perceived gap" in his knowledge of the workings of the newspaper industry and the issues that he and his panel of assessors will be expected to explore.
Invitees for the three-and-a-half hour session in central London on Thursday include Dominic Mohan, the editor of The Sun, who last week faced a claim from Labour MP Tom Watson, a prominent campaigner on phone hacking, that he should be asked if the practice ever took place on the tabloid. News International has said it will "defend vigorously" a lawsuit by the actor Jude Law claiming stories obtained from voicemail interception were published by The Sun.
Phil Hall, who edited the NOTW between 1995 and 2000, is also among the keynote speakers.
IoS exclusive: MI5 'tried to recruit' Woolwich attack suspect Michael Adebolajo
French soldier stabbed in the neck in Paris
EDL marches on Newcastle as attacks on Muslims increase tenfold in the wake of Woolwich machete attack which killed Drummer Lee Rigby
Fallen angel: Winona Ryder on bouncing back from her decade in the wilderness
Hurricane season fears as warning satellite fails
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.