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Category: UK & Europe

November 14, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Why Is Mazher Mahmood Being Investigated By The Same People He Worked With?

Suspended Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood is being investigated by the same Crown Prosecution Service unit that signed off his now questionable cases in the first place. Rather than call in a unit based outside London, the CPS Special Case Work are investigating Mahmood and effectively themselves, and its not clear if past Mahmood…

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November 12, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Mazher Mahmood Claims BBC “Irresponsible” – But He Has Collapsed 16 Cases Since July

By Joe Public Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood released a statement yesterday attacking BBC for being “irresponsible” and “not in public interest” who are “hell bent” to broadcast Panorama exposing his career as a fake sheikh entrapping targets before shopping them to police. In what seems like his final attempt to the stop public broadcaster,…

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November 10, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

News Corp Legal Fees: Why is Murdoch Happy to Pay Mazher Mahmood’s Fees – But Not Andy Coulson’s?

By Joe Public Only three years after the closure of News of the World, and two years after the launch of its replacement Sun on Sunday, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp parent company of subsidiary News UK is about to be engulfed in yet another serious scandal. This time, the allegations are far more serious than…

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November 8, 2014

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Origin of the Separatists’ Buk: A Bellingcat Investigation

Summary This report analyses evidence from open sources, in particular social media, relating to the Buk missile launcher filmed and photographed in eastern Ukraine on July 17th that many have linked to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. While other open source information is available on other aspects of the downing of MH17, the…

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November 8, 2014

By Peter Jukes

Did Mazher Mahmood mislead Leveson about the Dark Arts of his Past?

With Monday’s BBC1 Panorama documentary set to shed new light into the activities of News of the World‘s most famous reporter, Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh, it is worth going back over his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry. Though Mahmood’s identity was concealed, his witness statements make for some eye opening reading. The ‘particular firm’…

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November 7, 2014

By The Regular Contributor

Mazher Mahmood, Murdoch, and the NCA

‘Why don’t the police chase proper criminals instead?’ ‘They should be out catching paedos and looking at dodgy blue chip firms not journalists just doing their job’ Paraphrasing an often heard criticism, the view is that police priorities are all skewed. And they’ve got a good point. There are honourable examples of tabloid law-and-order campaigns,…

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