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Criminal law | 17 December 14 : 16.19
The judge who decided that men being made subject to injunctions banning them from having contact with a girl they were alleged to have exploited sexually could be identified in the media has said he was "extremely surprised" at the stance taken by West Midlands Police.
Media business | 17 December 14 : 11.51
News Corp made an operating loss of £3.5m, down year on year from a £51m profit, in the year to June as it spent more than £100m on legal costs and financing the Management and Standards Committee.
Criminal law | 16 December 14 : 17.03
The public has a right to know about notorious Broadmoor inmates like the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and M25 rapist Tony Imiela because of the heinous crimes they committed, the Sun six trial was told.
Regionals | 16 December 14 : 10.47
Journalists from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, The Journal and The Sunday Sun have been barred from attending matches at Newcastle and press conferences since October 2013.
Appointments | 16 December 14 : 15.54
Long-serving BBC foreign correspondent Allan Little (pic: BBC) is leaving the corporation at the end of the year to "to pursue other...
Criminal law | 15 December 14 : 17.11
Sun publisher News International (now known as News UK) is an unscrupulous "copper's nark" suppressing evidence of corruption to save Rebekah Brooks and itself from prosecution, a court heard.
Media business | 16 December 14 : 09.28
The motion, which also threatens industrial action, was passed to oppose compulsory redundancies as the publisher plans to cut four photographer roles down to one full-time equivalent on its Worcester titles.
Criminal law | 16 December 14 : 08.46
Around 20 journalists are believed to have been arrested in a series of dawn raids in Turkey. According to World Association of Newspapers...
Nationals | 15 December 14 : 16.32
Sun news editor Chris Pharo was "instrumental" in paying public officials for a "morbid, gripping, and outrageous" leaks, the prosecutor said as he made his final summing up in the Sun six trial.
Nationals | 12 December 14 : 16.45
At a hearing at the Old Bailey former features editor Jules Stenson admitted conspiring to intercept voicemail messages between 1 January 2003 and 26 January 2007.
Photography | 15 December 14 : 11.46
Newsquest has axed two of its long-standing weekly editors in a structural shake up of its Gloucestershire publications.
Criminal law | 15 December 14 : 10.27
The revelation came as the force disclosed figures showing that an estimated 67 public officials have been “dealt” with under Operation Elveden into media leaks.
Media law | 15 December 14 : 10.42
Merseyside Police opted to release a picture of a 10-year-old named in court by a judge only to local media after receiving legal advice.
Privacy | 12 December 14 : 09.27
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told Theresa May police must be forced to seek judicial approval before grabbing journalists’ phone records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
Television | 12 December 14 : 09.31
BBC News has 321 editors, according to information released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Nationals | 11 December 14 : 15.52
The first journalist convicted of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office has escaped imprisonment after being given a six-month sentence suspended for one year.
Media business | 11 December 14 : 16.43
Google is closing Google News in Spain before a new intellectual property law comes into force in January.

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Judge informs Attorney General of Channel 4 News report that nearly collapsed trial of child abuser
Simon Harris was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court today of a host of sex offences against vulnerable young Kenyan street boys. The case was nearly thrown out after Channel 4 News - whose tip-off about Harris's offending triggered events which saw him charged over his crimes - published a news item wrongly stating he had already been convicted only hours after jurors began deliberating, on Wednesday afternoon last week.

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Judge informs Attorney General of Channel 4 News report that nearly collapsed trial of child abuser
Simon Harris was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court today of a host of sex offences against vulnerable young Kenyan street boys. The case was nearly thrown out after Channel 4 News - whose tip-off about Harris's offending triggered events which saw him charged over his crimes - published a news item wrongly stating he had already been convicted only hours after jurors began deliberating, on Wednesday afternoon last week.