Freelance journalist wins libel payout from Reluctant Fundamentalist actor Riz Ahmed over 'bigot' tweetBy Dominic Ponsford 24 May 12:59
Actor Riz Ahmed has apologised and paid damages to a freelance journalist he accused of being a “bigot” and falsely claimed had punched him. The star of film The Reluctant Fundamentalist made the allegation on Twitter in June last year against freelance journalist Hardeep Singh. The tweet was in response to an article written by Singh for the Telegraph headlined: “It's time to stop using the word 'Asians’”.
By Gavriel Hollander 24 May 10:36
The High Court has ruled that Sally Bercow did libel Lord McAlpine via Twitter.
By PA Mediapoint 24 May 7:22
The High Court decides today whether a tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
By Gavriel Hollander 23 May 13:05
A leading national press crime reporter has attacked 'paranoid' new police guidelines recommending that officers declare personal relationships with journalists.
By William Turvill 22 May 16:56
A Saudi cleric is suing The Guardian for unlimited damages claiming the paper has wrongly suggested he is an “extremist” sympathetic to al-Qaida.
By PA Media Lawyer 22 May 10:45
An order granting anonymity to a killer who committed "exceptionally horrific crimes" was overturned by the High Court today.
Commons culture committee chair warns 'likely' jailing of UK journalists may send wrong message abroadBy Gavriel Hollander 22 May 9:11
The Conservative MP who chaired Westminster’s hacking inquiry has said that jailing journalists in the UK could send the wrong message abroad.
Liberty: Royal Charter press regulation plans are 'non-transparent', 'undemocratic' and 'un-British'By Dominic Ponsford 22 May 9:07
Pressure group Liberty today urged the Government to scrap plans for a Royal Charter-backed system of press regulation.
By Press Gazette 21 May 15:11
The Oxford Mail has criticised a solicitors' firm for its "dogmatic and downright wrong" attempt to overturn a longstanding legal ruling about naming young people in court.
New police media guidelines place journalists in the "same bracket" as criminals, according to the Daily Mail.
By Press Gazette 21 May 8:43
The College of Policing has issued nationwide guidelines saying arrested persons should not be named unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Report: Met stopped Leveson Inquiry from revealing claim senior cop sold secrets to News of the World in 2006By Press Gazette 20 May 14:38
The Evening Standard reports today that an un-named senior police officer may have sold information about senior goings-on at the Met Police to the News of the World in 2006.
Court of Appeal: Daily Mail did not infringe baby's privacy with report well-known politician was fatherBy Press Gazette 20 May 14:00
The Court of Appeal has said a Daily Mail story speculating that a well-known philandering politician was the father of a baby did not infringe the child’s right to privacy.
Former Elle Macpherson advisor drops hacking case against News Int and faces 'very substantial' costsBy PA Mediapoint 17 May 16:09
A former adviser to model Elle Macpherson has discontinued her phone-hacking damages action.
By Gavriel Hollander 17 May 11:47
The BBC has been forced to apologise and pay damages to a Tunisian politician over a story published on its website last November, claiming false links with extremist groups.
By William Turvill 17 May 9:11
A football business advisor involved in bringing Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez to the Premier League is suing the Daily Mail and columnist Martin Samuel for unlimited libel damages. Kia Joorabchian took issue with a February article questioning why football club chairmen have continued to employ him despite his alleged role in bringing Tevez and fellow Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano to West Ham United from Brazilian club Corinthians. Commenting on Tevez’s “illegal” 2006 move, Samuel highlighted the “advisory role” in a deal that “ended up costing £23m in fines and compensation alone”.
Derbyshire Times editor: Parliament's press Charter will stifle us with red tape and leave readers vulnerableBy Press Gazette 17 May 8:57
A local newspaper editor has warned that the Parliament-backed press regulation Royal Charter would leave mean that titles like his will “struggle to hold local authority to account”.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 May 17:51
The reporter involved has hit back at BBC claims that a Newsnight report broadcast on 9 August about the charity Help for Heroes was “misleading and unfair”.
By PA Media Lawyer 16 May 13:09
A tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow pointed "the finger of blame" at Tory peer Lord McAlpine during a media frenzy over allegations of child sex abuse, a judge has was told today.
By PA Mediapoint 16 May 9:27
Criminal suspects who have been arrested should not normally be named until they are charged, the Home Secretary has said.