Backing Press Gazette's Save Our Sources campaign, the NUJ has called on the Interception of Communications Commissioner to launch an urgent review of RIPA and its use to access journalistic material and sources.
A Sun reporter told the Old Bailey “these are dark times for the British press” while defending himself against the allegation of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying a Sussex Police sergeant £500 for a story tip.
Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation Sir Alan Moses said subterfuge should only be used as a "last resort" as a means of discovering evidence which the newspaper already suspected existed.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has indicated that he is “supportive” of the Met’s use of anti-terrorism spying powers to target law-abiding journalists and their sources at The Sun.
Since 2012 the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has had responsibility for holding the Met Police to account on behalf of the public.
Gavin Millar QC has said that the Met's use of RIPA to spy on...