Media law

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.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 April 10:27
The Crown Prosecution Service has indicated that journalists are unlikely to face prosecution for misconduct in public office in future for cases which do not involve police officers.
By William Turvill 20 April 9:53
A Conservative MP has reportedly called for an inquiry into the Crown Prosecution Service for the “persecution” of Sun journalists.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 20 April 9:01
Cleared Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe has called for the chief of Met Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to resign.
By Cleland Thom 18 April 12:01
Tom Wall's legal victory over the Ministry of Justice and the Information Commissioner is as worrying as it is remarkable.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 17:41
Sun reporter Neil Millard says his life has been a “bad dream” ever since eight officers from Operation Elveden launched a dawn raid on his family home in the summer 2012.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 16:48
The Crown Prosecution Service appears to be scrapping most of the planned trials involving journalists accused of payments to public officials.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 April 13:04
Two Sun journalists and a former Mirror reporter today walked free from court after being cleared of conspiracy to misconduct in a public office.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 April 16:38
The outcome of the general election could have dramatic consequences for the future of journalism in the UK.
By William Turvill 15 April 13:14
The Liberal Democrat election manifesto calls for action from Parliament if the press continues to refuse to sign up to a regulator which complies with the Leveson report.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 9:52
A new law to protect journalists from unnecessary prosecutions is set to be included in the Liberal Democrat manifesto.
By PA Media Lawyer 14 April 16:38
Victims of female genital mutilation will be entitled to lifelong anonymity in the media under new provisions which will come into force next month.
By William Turvill 14 April 13:28
The Conservative Party has pledged to offer journalists “explicit protection” under the British Bill of Rights, which it wants to replace the Human Rights Act, in its 2015 election manifesto.
By William Turvill 14 April 10:33
The Green Party’s 2015 general election manifesto has called for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to be scrapped, citing its failure to protect journalistic sources.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 April 9:31
Labour’s pledge to enforce the Leveson report recommendations could ultimately see the UK press threatened with regulation by Ofcom.
By PA Mediapoint 14 April 8:55
The 47-year-old is accused of committing perjury in the 2010 trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.

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