Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:14 PM EDT
Wallis’s other PR firm, Chamy Media, provided “strategic communication advice and support” to the Metropolitan Police between October 2009 and September 2010 while the Met’s Deputy Director of Public affairs was on “extended sick leave”. According to a report in the London Evening Standard (Friday 15 July), Chamy Media was struck off the company's register in May this year for “failing to file any documents since it was set up in 2009”. No doubt part due to the fact that he was busy running the highly lucrative Outside Organisation.
When the story of Wallis’s arrest broke on July 14, according to his Wikipedia profile, Outside’s web operator immediately removed Wallis’s “listing as MD and a part of his biography which had stated 'What he [Wallis] doesn’t know about journalism and media isn’t worth knowing'.”
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What links Climategate and the News of the World phone hacking scandal? Try Thursday’s arrest of Neil Wallis, former deputy editor of the recently defunct UK tabloid, and the man hired by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson as his “personal media advisor”. The ‘relationship’ is currently the center of a media storm over potential collusion between the press and police. Wallis, however, also happens to be Managing Director of Outside Organisation, the same PR firm hired by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), a government-funded research group, tasked with carrying out “covert” activity after the leaked emails scandal broke.