Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Below a collection of information on the godfather (possibly of Madeleine although there are conflicting reports which state that JC is godfather to Amelie) . He is reported to have given Cuddlecat to Maddie and to have been in charge of the  distribution of photographs.

Liverpool Echo May 6 2007: 


Jon Corner, founder of Liverpool-based River Media, is godfather to the McCann’s twins and his wife has known Mrs McCann since they were both three.

The co-founder of city centre-based River Media, and a father-of-three himself, said: “Kate phoned me in the early hours totally devastated .(Kate had in fact 24 communications with JC starting at 02.53 on the 4th May until 06.59)
“She just told me that Maddy had been abducted, that the shutters of the apartment had been forced and someone had taken her.
Mr Corner said he saw the couple when they brought the family up to Merseyside for the christening of his last child at the end of March

 From KH1: 'madeleine': Chapter 6: (4th May)
Around 8am, I started to receive text messages and calls from friends back in the UK who were seeing and hearing news bulletins –


(Kate talks on in general terms but relates the meeting with Yvonne Martin around 10.00 am long after the following extract, so I presume the time that Jon Corner was busy with the photographs was well before 8.00 am since at that time Kate was receiving reactions to news bulletins.This leads me to believe that Jon Corner already had the photoshopped images on his computer ready 'to go').
Chapter 6:
The texts and phone calls kept coming. By this time our friend Jon Corner, a creative director in media production in Liverpool, was circulating photographs and video footage of Madeleine to the police, Interpol and broadcasting and newspaper news desks. (One call  from JC at 09.33 lasting 5.35 min would probably have been about the above information).This was in accordance with the standard advice of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the US, which advocates getting an image of a missing child into the public domain as soon as possible.(Is this giving a little too much information? How and why on earth would JC have known about US strategies and why US? UK strategy I can just believe, but this information was already available to JC on the night of the 3/4 May as indeed were the photographs.)

Chapter 8:

Jon Corner had opened up the file transfer protocol he’d set up on 4 May to circulate Madeleine’s image to family, friends and other supporters. [...] basically, it provided access via a password to a repository for photographs and other material, allowing people to share their resources. Helpers could post their material on a dedicated server via the FTP and use that supplied by others to create flyers, posters and so on. The press already had the password, which gave them access to pictures and video footage.

Jon Corner was the one who gave this description of Maddie: 
'“So beautiful, astonishingly bright, and I’d have to say very charismatic. She would shine out of a crowd, ”family friend Jon Corner says of the child. “So—God forgive me—maybe that’s part of the problem. That special quality. Some bastard picked up on that.” (Vanity Fair febr. 2008)

BBC news on 4th May and the home video of Madeleine dressed as Snow White was shown.
Remark from JD on JH:
Even though technically it can be done to send a video so quickly to the BBC, its less than 24 hours that someone thought of this video and then to make the arrangements to get it to them, when they should have been concentrating on latest pictures for the world to know who exactly to look for. 

Jon Corner - the friend and filmmaker who rather strangely videoed the parents in June - some footage of which was shown on the unflattering BBC Panorama programme - is now officially on the Fund's board of directors following the resignation of Kate's old school-friend Esther McVey, and one other.
Jon Corner's contribution included the most bizarre footage of Kate shown to date, and the odd shot of Gerry hunched over his PC with the voice-over explaining that he was 'searching for Madeleine'.
Now why would this good friend of the family and godfather to the twins choose to release to Panorama these rather eye-opening scenes? In the light of yesterday's revelation of discussions with a 'proper' film production outfit, (the ones who made Touching the Void) maybe he is a little miffed. If they burned his company in search of a better offer, he might have decided that "we were so into each other, you know?" and "whoosh, cluck" should be put out there. On the other hand if he is as lacking in self-awareness as G and K themselves, perhaps he didn't see any harm in any of the content of his viral video. 
This is the list of companies of JC. Link: http://companycheck.co.uk/director/906034713

Company Name Company Status Appointed Resigned
RIVER RICH MEDIA LLP Active 24/07/2012 -
MEDIASTILL LTD Active 07/07/2010 -
LIVERPOOL VISION LIMITED Active 19/02/2010 29/11/2012
RIVER-DIGITAL (UK) LIMITED In Liquidation 28/04/2010 -
RIVER MEDIA LTD. In Liquidation 03/03/2003 -
RIVER MEDIA LTD. In Liquidation 20/08/1998- 08/06/2012
KEEKOSCENE LIMITED Dissolved 27/07/2004 -5/6/2007

Ms Sarah Jane Chinnaraja (present on Keekoscene ltd) had four current directorships and three previous. She is also at present with Parsons at Keeko Kids ltd.
Only Jon Corner has not continued with Keeko Kids ltd. after resigning/winding up Keekoscene.
Keekoscene's applications for striking off:
GAZ2 Second notification of strike-off action in London Gazette (Section 652).
01-06-2007 GAZ1 First notification of strike-off action in London Gazette (Section 652).
His partner in Keekoscene David Warwick Parsons then set up a company called Keeko Kids Ltd. I have some details on that. DWP has 26 dissolved directorships and 13 active ones. He was born in 1944. Link for DWP: http://companycheck.co.uk/director/909901860
Jon Corner  - at the time of M’s disappearance he had 10 current appointments
2 resigned appointments
2 dissolved appointments

Seems it was Jon Corner who did at least one website so not all the Madeleine websites were set up in a garage in Ullapool by a very well paid schoolboy (£ 30.000,- +for first year) .

Domain ID:D145995330-LROR
Created On:14-May-2007 14:31:24 UTC
Last Updated On:14-May-2009 16:18:36 UTC
Expiration Date:14-May-2010 14:31:24 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR)
Registrant ID:tubK7bbqRl4gUa27
Registrant Name:Jon Corner
Registrant Organization:Jon Corner
Registrant Street1:82 Wood Street
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Liverpool
Registrant State/Province:Merseyside
Registrant Postal Code:L14DQ
Registrant Country:GB
Registrant Phone:+44.1517080807
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:jon@river-media.comJon registered the findmadeleine.org domain - but doesn't use it. 

1 comment:

  1. Traditionally in Catholic families the godparents of the first child are usually the best man and bridesmaid from parents wedding so it makes sense if Jon is godfather to one of the twins but none if he's Maddy's.

    Early news reports stated that Jon took the Snow White video in March, the christening weekend which I could explain why it was released so quickly.

    Can't see any reason for 24 separate communications to Corner, very telling when she couldn't manage a single communication to the PJ by phone and barely spoke to them in person that night.