Media law

By William Turvill 11 February 10:47
He accepted issues have stemmed in part from the Leveson Inquiry, Operation Elveden and police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to find journalists' sources.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 February 9:42
Sir Alan Moses yesterday rejected the suggestion that IPSO was a “sham” regulator saying it now largely met the conditions set by the 2012 Leveson report.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 February 10:16
The brother of murdered private investigator Daniel Morgan told a meeting at the House of Lords yesterday why he suspects press involvement in the crime.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 February 8:58
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced a four-year funding deal with the industry worth £10m and a series of changes to its rules which it claims have “enhanced its powers”.
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 10 February 8:56
Labour yesterday said the commencement of part two of the Leveson Inquiry was "non-negotiable". But the Daily Mail, quoting a "senior Government source", reported it will never take place.
By William Turvill 09 February 13:45
Laws to protect journalistic material are not "applied consistently" in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill and should be improved on, a parliamentary inquiry has concluded.
By PA Mediapoint 09 February 11:26
Media organisations today lost a challenge against continuing restrictions on reporting a terrorism trial which was held in conditions of unprecedented secrecy.
By William Turvill 08 February 9:35
Some 60 per cent of 1,735 British adults surveyed by Yougov said they supported the idea, including 31 per cent who said they had "strong" support for it.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 February 9:30
A Croydon Advertiser reporter has been given permission to take his fight against being giving a police harassment notice to a judicial review.
By William Turvill 05 February 16:23
The company's second quarter results showed this figure was $7m (£4.8m) for its second quarter, up from $5m in the first, to September 2015.
By William Turvill 05 February 11:21
Cheston, 59, started at the Evening Standard in 1988 as a general reporter and moved to his current position in 1993.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 February 8:00
So if a journalist illegally listens to the voicemails of a celebrity they can expect dawn raids, years on bail, an Old Bailey trial and a stretch in Belmarsh.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 February 15:16
A Sun reporter whose phone records were illegally obtained by the Metropolitan Police has been granted no compensation by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
By PA Mediapoint 04 February 13:34
A magazine publisher has been fined £10,000 after being found to be in contempt of court as a result of the way a high-profile criminal trial was covered.
By PA Media Lawyer 03 February 16:55
A barrister has complained about "incompetent" media coverage of the Court of Protection.
By William Turvill 02 February 16:57
The website said in an editorial statement that it views the rules as "an infringement on press freedom, and have a chilling effect on freedom of speech".
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 02 February 16:35
Trinity Mirror may go to the Supreme Court to challenge costs of £242,000 charged by lawyers in a privacy case where the claimant was awarded £20,000.
By Bill Goodwin 02 February 9:13
Journalist Nicky Hager was working in Auckland when the police raided his Wellington home.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 February 8:57
Journalists have been banned by a court from publishing details of a case in which a woman is seeking to regain custody of her three-year-old child.
By PA Media Lawyer 01 February 16:06
Sobrinho had launched his action over an article published in the 7 June 2014, edition of the weekly newspaper Expresso, and online.