Media law

By Dominic Ponsford 28 August 14:45
The names of journalists who paid for illegally-obtained private information look set to be publicly released after a legal judgment released today. The Upper Tribunal at the Royal Courts of Justice has rejected an appeal by the Information Commissioner’s Office which has sought to keep secret the names of 305 journalists who bought information from ‘blagger’ Steve Whittamore.
By PA Mediapoint 25 August 16:46
A former prison officer from Bury St Edmunds has become the latest to be charged under the high-profile Operation Elveden investigation into newspapers' dealings with public officials.
By Amber Melville-Brown 25 August 10:45
A letter from the Queen means you've reached the ripe old age of 100. A letter from Kensington Palace may mean you've overstepped the mark snapping pictures of a royal prince.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 24 August 15:44
A former official who leaked stories to the Sun about a Serco-run immigration centre has pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 August 12:17
The UK Information Commissioner has ordered Google to remove links detailing an individual’s criminal conviction in the light of the European “right to be forgotten ruling”.
By Conori Bell-Bhuiyan 20 August 12:08
Ken Wharfe, former Scotland Yard protection officer to Princess Diana, has told BBC Radio 4’s Media Show that he believes a Kensington Palace letter condemning paparazzi tactics was an “over the top approach”, and blamed the warning on police not communicating with photographers.
By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 20 August 11:57
A local newspaper breached the Editors' Code with coverage of a hospital inspection report which focused on the negative, the Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 August 17:55
News agency Central European News has began legal action against Buzzfeed over a 5,000-word story headlined: ‘The King of Bullshit News’.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 August 9:39
A Mail on Sunday story claiming that former Labour leadership contender Chuka Umunna MP was a member of a “shady” members-only “den” has been taken down from the paper’s website.
By PA Media Lawyer 18 August 13:10
The Crown Prosecution Service has said it is still considering whether to charge Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood with perjury ten months after the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drug-dealing trial.
By PA Media Lawyer 17 August 13:05
Editors need to consider carefully whether they should put links to stories about sexual offences on to their social media websites because of the risk that the material could lead to victims being identified, the Independent Press Standards Organisation has warned.
By Press Gazette 17 August 12:03
A police force's decision to keep secret the identities of fugitives wanted for offences including murder was wrong, a top officer has admitted. But the force continues to refuse to name the all of the on-the-run suspects.
By William Turvill 13 August 9:59
In the article, Hopkins said: "NO, I don’t care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad...
By William Turvill 12 August 11:40
Police Scotland has come under pressure this month after the Sunday Herald reported that it was one of two forces to obtain journalistic records without judicial approval since the law was changed to prevent this in March.
By William Turvill 11 August 16:03
Magnus Nielsen, who was standing for the Hampstead and Kilburn seat, complained to IPSO after a story and video was published by the Daily Mirror of him at a rally.
By William Turvill 11 August 8:50
Mirror Group Newspapers has been granted permission to take its fight against £1.2m of phone-hacking damages payments to the Court of Appeal.
By William Turvill 10 August 11:10
The Oxford Mail has revealed that its latest request for information on this topic was rejected by the force on the grounds that law enforcement would be compromised by disclosure.
By William Turvill and Press Association 10 August 8:49
Labour has called on the First Minister to "come clean" over the Scottish Government's involvement regarding allegations that Police Scotland has been involved in illegal spying on journalists.
By William Turvill 06 August 15:32
Last week, David Wolfe QC, chair of the Press Recognition Panel (PRP), said that IPSO was "very interested in what we're doing".
By William Turvill 06 August 11:46
The News UK title reported the injunction, granted by Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing, today after the judgment was handed down in court yesterday.

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