Latest Anonymity Stories

2008-06-25 09:02:31

By DEBORAH ORR David Blundell, the chief crown prosecutor for the West Midlands, spoke rather too soon: "The special measures used in this case set a precedent. The level of anonymity used and the lengths gone to maintain it were more stringent than anything used in this country. They have set a benchmark that will subsequently be applied to future trials where gang activity, terrorism and organised crime play a role." His comments were made in 2005, in the wake of the prosecution of four...

2006-04-06 10:15:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided not to run for a seat on the new U.N. Human Rights Council, U.S. officials said on Thursday. "It's a question more of tactics than principle. The principle is we want to support an effective human rights council. That doesn't mean we have to run for a seat on it," one senior U.S. official told Reuters on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement is expected later in the day,

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'