Media law

By PA Mediapoint 26 May 14:25
Hacking phones was "systematic" at the News of the World, the perjury trial of the newspaper's former editor has heard.
By William Turvill 26 May 12:33
In his column on Saturday, Rifkind described being a celebrity journalist as “rubbish” and told how he “just couldn’t figure out how” to get stories like the red-tops.
By William Turvill 26 May 8:57
Mirror Group Newspapers has now been sued by nearly 100 actors, sports stars and other individuals in the High Court in the wake of the hacking scandal at the titles. Press Gazette previously reported the names of 50 claimants, mainly celebrities, in January. Since then, 48 more people have filed claims against MGN in the Chancery Division of the High Court.
By PA Mediapoint 26 May 8:07
News of the World private investigator Glenn Mulcaire told journalists on the paper that he obtained the voicemail messages of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler from a police source, a court heard.
By PA Mediapoint 22 May 16:31
A Sun journalist has been found guilty of paying a police officer for stories.
By PA Mediapoint 22 May 12:53
Crime reporter Anthony France, 41, is on trial at the Old Bailey over allegations he cultivated a "corrupt relationship" with PC Timothy Edwards over four years.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:47
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:18
Home Secretary Theresa May proposed that broadcast regulator Ofcom be given the power “censor” transmissions involving “extremist content”, according to a leaked letter in which the former culture secretary condemned the plans.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 16:54
The Daily Mirror built its circulation to more than 4.5m in the years after the Second World War with a mantra which Hugh Cudlipp described as "publish and be damned".
By William Turvill 21 May 16:38
Police are investigating a newspaper advert taken out by the family of a man convicted of murder calling for jurors to come forward.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 14:10
Campaign group Hacked Off has predicted that Trinity Mirror will face hundreds more phone-hacking claims.
By PA Media Lawyer 21 May 13:24
Harry Potter author J K Rowling has been "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" following a newspaper's apology over allegations that she wrote a "sob story" containing false claims about her time as a single mother, the High Court was told today.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 13:18
A former News of the World journalist has told a perjury trial that editor Andy Coulson suggested he would keep his job at the paper if he pleaded guilty to phone-hacking.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 9:11
More than £1 million in damages has been awarded to celebrities including Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost over phone-hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 18:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew phone-hacking was happening at the newspaper while he was editor, one of its former journalists has told a court.
By Nicholas Griffin QC and Robert O’Sullivan QC 20 May 16:23
Two QCs specialising in surveillance and privacy warn that new government protections for journalists' sources may prove to be "illusory" and they urge the industry to keep up the Save Our Sources battle
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 12:12
A Kent-based officer at a top-security prison became the "paid mole" of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World over the course of five years, a court heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 12:08
Sun crime reporter Anthony France has revealed that he suspected a paid tipster for the paper was a police officer.
By William Turvill 20 May 11:40
The University of Westminster has "concluded" an investigation into the source of a leaked picture of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 10:48
New press regulator IMPRESS has revealed that it is applying for official recognition under the Parliament-backed Royal Charter process.

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