Media law

By William Turvill 28 August 8:22
A former soldier who sold information to a newspaper has been conditionally cautioned, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
By William Turvill 27 August 9:11
Google has removed links to more than 30 stories from the BBC, Telegraph and Mail websites, the publishers have revealed.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 August 16:28
News UK has settled a legal claim brought by a woman working in PR who sued for breach for privacy after her stolen mobile phone was handed in to The Sun.
By Press Gazette 22 August 13:06
A former police community support officer (PCSO) with the Metropolitan Police is facing a prison sentence after admitting he contacted The Sun to say a supermodel was attending a police station accused of assault.
By Press Gazette 21 August 12:04
Four journalists appeared in court this morning accused of involvement in phone-hacking and making illegal payments at The Sun and the News of the World The Sun's crime reporter, Anthony France, 41, from Watford, Hertfordshire, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 August 16:23
Chairman of the Commons energy select committee Tim Yeo is suing The Sunday Times for libel over a report that he coached a paying client before they gave evidence to his committee.
By Cleland Thom 20 August 11:37
A judge has provided the first clues about the realities of the new Defamation Act’s ‘serious harm’ test.
By Peter Jukes 20 August 9:51
“Can we hack their voicemail? Oh, there they are… let’s go along with a photographer. That’s kind of how tabloid journalism worked in those days – that was life.” Former News of the World reporter Dan Evans said management referred to phone-hacking during conferences as “special checks,” and unlike the Mirror group, News International wanted everything on email.
By PA Mediapoint 18 August 16:34
A former Metropolitan Police officer who used his mother to help him sell The Sun a story about a British soap star's attempted suicide has been jailed for 12 months, it can now be reported.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 August 10:01
Former young journalist of the year Ryan Sabey has been charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office together a soldier.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 August 9:16
A former Times journalist who admitted hacking a Yahoo email account in order to unmask pseudonymous police blogger Nightjack has been given a caution.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 August 14:54

The president of Olympiakos Football Club has settled his libel dispute with the The Sun over claims he was facing criminal charges for bribery and match fixing.

By Dominic Ponsford 15 August 11:44
The Sun has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission for breaching the "harassment" clause of the Editors' Code in respect of approaches to woman who was attacked by publicist Max Clifford.
By Cleland Thom 15 August 10:23
The independent reviewer of terrorism legislation’s concerns about free speech (Guardian) provide another example of how the law is being used to stifle journalism.
By Press Gazette 14 August 14:36
Sir Cliff Richard has claimed that police tipped off the press about the search of his Berkshire home in relation to historic allegations of a sexual assault.
By PA Mediapoint 14 August 13:29
The Kentish Gazette breached two clauses of the Editors' Code of Practice - on accuracy and the identification of victims of sexual offences - with a story it published about a woman who testified against disgraced publicist Max Clifford at his trial on sex offences, the Press Complaints Commission has held.
By PA Mediapoint 14 August 7:42
A former Sun reporter has been cleared of plundering a stolen mobile phone for flirty texts and pictures between a PR woman and a well-known television personality.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 August 14:48
Questioned have been raised over whether tabloid reporting of the death of Robin Williams breached media guidelines aimed at preventing reports from inspiring copycat suicides.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 August 11:59
News UK chief executive Mike Darcey has pledged his support to “highly respected” Sun crime reporter Anthony France following the news that he is to face trial.
By PA Mediapoint 13 August 11:36
A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of an ex-Sun reporter accused of plundering a stolen mobile phone for flirty texts and pictures between a PR girl and a well-known television personality.

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