Anonymity at Leveson inquiry challenged

Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, told the High Court its reputation could be damaged if journalists were allowed to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry anonymously.

Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths – they are still occupying positions of power

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Shoppers show they still care as ethical products beat downturn

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Three central players at the News of the World faced the Leveson Inquiry yesterday and defended their methods

Leveson Inquiry: Newsroom culture creates 'ethics pressure'

There is an abundance of "idealistic" people keen to enter journalism but the culture of newsrooms puts them under great ethical pressures, media academics suggested today.

John Kinsella quits TS Eliot award

A second poet withdraws from shortlist for £15,000 award over it's sponsorship by a hedge fund.

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Aggrieved journalists 'could use inquiry to get revenge'

Journalists should not be allowed to give evidence anonymously to Lord Leveson, the publisher of the Daily Mail is arguing.

The Sketch: This could be a contender for longest inquiry ever

"I intend to summarise the direction in which we should travel," Lord Leveson said. And then for the ordinary people in the courtroom, "In other words, what should happen now." It's going to be a long year; these people are paid by the hour.

Guide claims designers' ethical concerns are only 'skin deep'

Two of the biggest names in British fashion are accused of failing to live up to their fine words on animal rights and the environment.

An Instinct for Kindness, Pleasance Dome

Last year Chris Larner helped his ex-wife, Allyson, to die. She had been living with multiple sclerosis for over 20 years and “needed help with everything, apart from thinking.” Having decided she could take it no more, she asked her ex-husband to help her one last time and accompany her to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, where she ended her life on 4 November 2010.

Dr Sima Barmania: Doctors in Israel: Is it ethical to strike?

For the past few months there has been a tense standoff between doctors in Israel and the government over pay and working conditions, resulting in a succession of strikes in protest.

Fifa ethics committee to hear Mohamed bin Hammam case

FIFA's ethics committee will meet on July 22 and 23 to hear the case against Mohamed bin Hammam, who has been suspended on bribery charges.

Bankers complaining about moral hazard? Is this a joke?

Satire expired for Tom Lehrer when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.

Scott Taylor signs new Robins deal

Hull KR's promising forward Scott Taylor has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

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