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About Martin Hickman

Martin Hickman is a writer and publisher in London. He has worked for the Press Association, Reuters and the Independent. In 2012 with Tom Watson he wrote Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain. His book publisher, Canbury Press, specialises in contemporary non-fiction.

Articles by Martin Hickman

This week's editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Did Murdoch win?

Four years ago Rupert Murdoch was on the brink. Now he’s resurgent. Martin Hickman, co-author of Dial M for Murdoch, asks whether the phone hacking scandal changed anything.

Life and death in the Sun newsroom

Britain’s best-selling daily paper sells 1.8 million copies a day. What happens there matters – for staff, journalism and society. So what does happen there?

Part of our series on the latest Sun trials.

The Sun trials - the verdict

This is the final piece in our daily coverage of the trial of Sun journalists charged with aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer for information. Here is the verdict.

The Sun trials: Thursday 8th October: The defence make their case

openDemocracy is been bringing daily coverage of the trial of Sun journalists charged with aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer for information. Here's Thursday's report.

The Sun trials: Wednesday 7th October (part 2): "officer 2044 was corrupt"

openDemocracy has been bringing daily coverage of the trial of Sun journalists charged with aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer for information. Here's part 2 of Wednesday's report.

The Sun trials: Wednesday 7th October: "an unscrupulous company shopping its own employees"

openDemocracy has been bringing daily coverage of the trial of Sun journalists charged with aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer for information. Here's Wednesday's report.

The Sun trials: Tuesday 6th October "News International pays public officials"

openDemocracy is bringing daily coverage of the trial of Sun journalists charged with aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer for information. Here's Tuesday's report.

The Sun trials: Monday 5 October: Sun journalist knew his informant was breaking the rules

openDemocracy is been bringing daily coverage of the trial of Sun journalists charged with aiding and abetting misconduct in public office by paying a police officer for information. Here's Monday's report.

The Sun trials - Friday 2nd October 2015

Were all the stories paid for in the public interest? "Absolutely".

The Sun trials - Thursday 1st October 2015 - when did Pharo learn who the source was?

"The full truth is that both of you knew full well that this was a serving police officer?"

The Sun trials - Wednesday 30th September 2015 - emails to Pharo mentioned 'coppers'

“Please can I get a £300 cash payment for my Chelsea copper contact...”

The Sun trials - Tuesday 29th September 2015 - Brooks was an abusive 'nightmare'

"If you fucking cunts aren't capable of matching them [News of the World executives] I'll sack the lot of you and replace you with them."

The Sun trials - Friday 25th September 2015 - the Crown's case concludes

Officer 2044 was paid for information on 13 stories, including a rape allegation against Mick Hucknall.

The Sun corruption trial - setting the scene

Two Sun journalists are again on trial for allegedly making corrupt payments to a police officer in return for information and photos. Here's the context.

The Sun trials - Thursday 24th September 2015 - how News International avoided prosecution

News International assisted the police in order to avoid prosecution themselves, the court hears.

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