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The Bureau of Investigation has asked the European Court of Human Rights to stop the UK Government from spying on journalists and their sources.
The legal challenge to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 was prompted by Edward Snowden’s revelations over state mass electronic surveillance.
Only one Scottish Sunday newspaper has backed a ‘yes’ vote in this week’s Scottish referendum with the rest either sitting on the fence or backing a ‘no’.
The Sunday Herald used a wrap-around front page to back a 'Yes' vote, but with an average circulation of 25,000 it represents only 3 per cent the Scottish Sunday newspaper market (see graph below).
Scotland’s best selling Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Mail, invoked the spirit of Katie Price as it said it would leave it up to the readers to decide how to vote.
The BBC took took centre stage in the Scottish referendum debate this weekend as protestors gathered outside its Glasgow offices.
Political editor Nick Robinson faced particular criticism from Yes vote campaigners, with some describing him as "corrupt" after a report on an Alex Salmond press conference.
But the corporation defended Robinson over complaints that he had implied the Scottish National Party leader had not answered a question put to him.
The BBC said:
A prison officer has pleaded not guilty to committing misconduct in a public office by selling stories to two national newspapers about the top security HMP Belmarsh.
The charge states he entered into an agreement with the national newspapers to be paid for the information during that time.
The Manchester Evening News has celebrated raising over £1m in less than 24 hours following the fire which destroyed a dogs’ home and killed up to 50 animals.
The MEN launched a Just Giving page within hours of the fire starting on Thursday night. Donations passed the £1m mark on Friday evening.
At time of writing the total stands at £1.4m.
The editors of The Sun and The Guardian and the general secretary of the National Union of Journalists are among those backing the Save Our Sources campaign to stop police secretly monitoring the phone-calls of journalists.
The case against a doctor and a pharmacist accused of illegally supplying an abortion drug has been dropped because it relied on evidence from undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood.
Mahmood, known as "the fake sheikh", who is currently suspended from The Sun, came under scrutiny earlier this year with the collapse of the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos for alleged involvement in a drug deal.
The reporter who exposed the hacking scandal has said journalists should ask the Investigatory Powers Tribunal if police have spied on them.
Author of Hack Attack, Nick Davies, said he aimed to contact the Tribunal after being contacted by Press Gazette as part of the Save Our Sources campaign. Davies wrote a number of critical stories about the Met Police as part of his long investigation into hacking at the News of the World.
Claims by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond that the Treasury deliberately leaked details of Royal Bank of Scotland's plans to relocate its headquarters to London in the event of a Scottish vote for independence have been rejected by Whitehall's most senior civil servant.
The First Minister wrote to the Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood after the BBC reported the move - citing a Treasury source - accusing officials of leaking market sensitive information in a "deliberate attempt to cause uncertainty in the financial markets".
The BBC has stood by its position of not reporting the impact that Scottish independence would have on its services.
It comes after The Guardian today reported that the corporation had kept secret an internal study revealing that a Yes vote would mean Scots wanting to keep the BBC's services would face a doubling of the licence fee.
The Daily Telegraph has become the last newspaper to be censured by the Press Complaints Commission after it needlessly identified the wife of a convicted paedophile.
It was found to breached Clause 9 of the Editors’s Code (reporting of crime) and Clause 1 (Accuracy).
The adjudication was published in full across the bottom of page two of the paper. The PCC has now closed and been replaced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
An ex-News of the World reporter has denied plotting to commit misconduct in a public office by paying a Liverpool health care worker for a story.
The journalist, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before a judge at the Old Bailey alongside Trust worker Alan Hagan, 47.
The pair spoke only to confirm their names and enter not guilty pleas to the charge of conspiring together to commit misconduct in a public office between January 18 2008 and August 29 2010.
Google has granted an artist the ‘right to be forgotten’ after he said his “paintings have developed” since a 2009 photograph of one was featured in a local newspaper.
The Worcester News has now republished the photograph, which will be hidden from EU Google sites under certain search terms, in a report on the successful request.
Journalists at the BBC have decided not to go on strike after management agreed to a freeze on compulsory redundancies and on recruitment.
Members of the National Union of Journalists voted in favour of strike action in protest at plans to cut 415 jobs from BBC News, but no strike date had been set.
NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “We’re pleased that common sense has prevailed and that a sensible solution has been negotiated following talks with Tony Hall.