Guardian G8 spying revelations were in breach of DA-Notice guidance, but this doesn't explain lack of follow-up by other mediaBy Dominic Ponsford 19 June 12:26
Detailed revelations about how British security services spied on foreign powers when the UK hosted the last G8 summit in 2009 were splashed across the first five pages of The Guardian on Monday. The story was timed for maximum impact, coming as it did on the first day of the latest G8 summit in Northern Ireland. The revelations were sensational: including claims that GCHQ had hacked into the security on delegates’ Blackberries and tricked delegates into using fake internet cafes to monitor their emails.
By Gavriel Hollander 19 June 8:58
The former chairman of the BBC, Lord Grade, has said that he would be open to taking on a role as mediator in the ongoing stand-off over press regulation.
By Gavriel Hollander 18 June 17:50
A former stunt double for Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has launched a lawsuit against News Corporation in Los Angeles.
By Gavriel Hollander 18 June 17:04
A freelance photographer has accused Devon and Cornwall Police of breaching his human rights after he was arrested for taking pictures of a suspected shoplifter.
Barber and Blackhurst say press needs to finalise deal on regulation before the hacking trials startBy Dominic Ponsford 18 June 16:03
Financial Times editor Lionel Barber and former Independent editor Chris Blackhurst today warned that the newspaper and magazine industry has just a few months left to clear the impasse over the future of press regulation.
Sun chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public officeBy William Turvill 18 June 11:18
The Sun’s chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker has been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service along with a prison officer from HMP Swaleside.
By Gavriel Hollander 17 June 10:58
Government proposals to deal with complaints against newspapers through an arbitration system will put huge financial pressure on regional publishers, top media lawyers have warned.
The Sun outlines responsible journalism defence against Andrew Mitchell's £150k plebgate libel actionBy William Turvill 17 June 10:12
The Sun is “vigorously” defending its ‘plebgate’ story, which Andrew Mitchell is suing the paper for up to £150,000 over.
By Press Gazette 14 June 15:41
Highlights of this week's Journalism Weekly (click on the headlines to activate the digital magazine): The Sun has stood by its Andrew Mitchell ‘plebgate’ story in its defence to the former chief whip’s £150,000 libel claim. MP Mitchell is suing the newspaper for a story last September claiming he had called police officers outside Downing Street “fucking plebs”.
By PA Mediapoint 13 June 8:18
Harriet Harman has called for a cap on media ownership to stop companies feeling they are “above the law”.
By Gavriel Hollander 12 June 15:29
The president of the Newspaper Society has highlighted “fundamental concerns” for local and regional publishers over the Government’s plans for press regulation.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 12 June 8:44
A meeting between senior figures in Westminster and Hacked Off helped to kill off discussions between Government and the newspaper industry over press regulation, MPs have heard.
By William Turvill 11 June 11:31
Two serving prison officers have been arrested under Operation Elveden investigating inappropriate payments to public officials.
By Gavriel Hollander 11 June 11:30
The Scottish Government is set to extend the scope of its Freedom of Information laws to include some non-governmental bodies.
By Gavriel Hollander 10 June 8:23
The Campaign for Freedom of Information is facing a short-term funding crisis following a series of upfront payments as part of a move to new offices.
By PA Mediapoint 07 June 15:14
The trial of former News International chief executive RebekahBrooks and fellow NI staff over allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World is to start in September.
By PA Mediapoint 06 June 13:33
Andy Coulson has appeared in court to formally deny charges of conspiracy relating to phone hacking and alleged illegal payments to public officials.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 05 June 17:51
Former Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas has won his libel action over an allegation in The Sunday Times about charging £250,000 to meet David Cameron.
By Gavriel Hollander 05 June 10:04
The Government’s top lawyer has told police that they should confirm suspects’ names when they have already been identified by journalists.
By PA Mediapoint 05 June 9:22
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the phone-hacking scandal that resulted in the closure of The News of the World.