Media law

By Dominic Ponsford 27 April 16:02
The trial of Sun reporter Stephen Moyes was set to hear that he had “demonised” the Suffolk Strangler by writing public interest stories about him, he told Press Gazette. Moyes was today formally cleared some two years after he was initially questioned by police on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office by paying a prison officer for stories.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 April 14:11
Cleared former Mirror journalist Greig Box-Turnbull has condemned Rupert Murdoch's "betrayal" of journalists' sources and a police "assault" on public interest journalism.
By PA Media Lawyer 27 April 12:53
A Sun reporter launched a scathing attack on a "flailing and failing" Operation Elveden after becoming the latest to be cleared of paying a public official for tips.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 April 11:29
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman was greeted with a round of applause from assembled journalists as he left the Old Bailey a free man this morning.
By William Turvill 27 April 11:25
The title has launched a SecureDrop service, which ensures “total anonymity”, after spending “the last four years under constant attack from an Establishment that doesn’t want the truth to be revealed”.
By William Turvill 27 April 11:01
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced two new appointments, including a director of ex
By William Turvill 27 April 10:43
Rules preventing pictures being at the back of Downing Street have been described by photographers as a "new low" in an election campaign of "attempted stage management and control of the media".
By William Turvill 27 April 9:17
Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has condemned a police force for not informing the press about the theft of a professional footballer's car.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 April 9:04
The Met Police’s specialist crime and investigations directorate is considering whether a Sun comment piece breached the Public Order Act.
By William Turvill 24 April 10:35
The Sun's online news editor Vince Soodin has condemned Operation Elveden for turning into "a probe into unauthorised leaks to journalists – whether they were paid for or not". Soodin, along with former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton, was officially cleared at the Old Bailey yesterday - nearly three years after his initial arrest.
By Dominic Ponsford and Media Lawyer 24 April 10:04
Former editor local newspaper editor has lost his appeal against a conviction for publishing a story which breached an anonymity order under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
By William Turvill 24 April 9:52
The Sun has accused Labour of targeting its owner, News UK, “as a direct result of our opposition”.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 23 April 12:14
Former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton has spoken out for the first time about her four-year, "hellish ordeal" after she was formally cleared in court today.
By William Turvill 23 April 4:22
Guernsey Police is investigating a leak to the BBC described by the force’s chief as “one of the most irresponsible I have ever come across”.­­­
By William Turvill and Press Association 22 April 9:06
Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been questioned by Scotland Yard detectives in connection with claims of phone-hacking.
By Cameron Doley 21 April 16:32
Last year has been identified as the second worst on record regarding the imprisonment of journalists worldwide. With no fewer than 221 journalists put behind bars last year, an understanding of their legal rights and protections is more important than ever.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 April 10:36
The Sun has declined to remove or edit a controversial column about migrants written by Katie Hopkins despite a complaint to police and more than 200,000 signing a protest petition.
By William Turvill 21 April 10:27
Rupert Murdoch (pictured, Reuters) reportedly told The Sun to get its “act together” and do more to stop Labour winning the election.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 April 17:06
It is difficult to over estimate the damage done by Operation Elveden since it began in June 2011.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 April 11:16
The woman in the photograph was not mentioned in the article and IPSO ruled that the newspaper had breached clause 9, covering the reporting of crime, of the Editors' Code of Practice.