This week, editor of the Sun Dominic Mohan, told the Leveson enquiry “it is wrong to suggest that the Sun trivialises offences against women.” That must have come as breaking news to some of the long-suffering employees at the beleaguered paper.
One extremely frightened Wapping-based journalist, who spoke to me on the basis of anonymity, explained she “was terrified of my company.” The journalist explained that at least five female journalists at the paper had been sacked in the last eight years. At least two of the sacked women went on to win compensation after challenging their dismissals.
A company spokes person refused to comment on the sackings. I’d be happy to publish a comment should they change their mind....read more