Media law

By Press Association 31 July 11:36
IPSO chair Sir Alan Moses said: "Matt has a deep understanding of the complex and sensitive relationship between the press, the public and Government.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 July 12:35
The newspaper initially pleaded not guilty to a charge of breaching the lifelong anonymity for the victims and alleged victims of rape and other sexual offences granted by section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992.
By Press Association 30 July 11:15
They were both arrested as part of Operation Pinetree, a Scotland Yard investigation into allegations that News of the World features staff had obtained information in this way.
By Press Gazette 30 July 8:50
The Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee said in a new report that it was wrong to give search engines the power to decide what should or should not be deleted.
By PA Mediapoint 29 July 16:06
Mosley, youngest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF), has issued High Court proceedings against Google Inc and Google UK Limited for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act through his lawyers Payne Hicks Beach.
By Cleland Thom 29 July 9:50
Most journalists understand sexual offences anonymity laws well. But many forget that the PCC code applies to reports sexual offences, as well – and can be stricter. This was illustrated last week, when the Northern Echo was ordered to pay costs and damages of around £10,000 after naming a rape victim.
By PA Media Lawyer 28 July 14:50
Aidan White, who is director of the Ethical Journalism Network, has previously worked as a journalist for national and regional newspapers including The Guardian and the Birmingham Post and Mail.
By Cleland Thom 28 July 9:54
The Government has rejected calls to tighten up youth crime reporting restrictions following the death of Leeds school teacher Ann Maguire.
By Press Gazette 25 July 13:36
Reggie Nunkoo, 40, of Lynmouth Road, Walthamstow, entered guilty pleas on two counts of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office while working as a customs officer.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 July 10:37
Newsquest North East pleaded guilty, having indicated a "not guilty" plea at an earlier hearing.
By Cleland Thom 25 July 9:31
Editors used to work on the basis that public interest applied to every story they published … if it didn’t, they wouldn’t be publishing it.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 24 July 9:03
A journalist who intercepted voicemail messages for both the News of the World and Sunday Mirror today escaped prison.
By William Turvill 23 July 11:56
The story, published online on 21 June 2012, was based on the academic’s website as well as views shared by anonymous students and a source at the Cambridge University Students Union.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 23 July 11:28
The toddler son of singer Adele (pictured above, Reuters) has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".
By Press Association 22 July 14:26
Actor Rhys Ifans (pictured, Reuters) and entertainer Michael Barrymore have settled their phone-hacking damages claims.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 21 July 15:39
The Tulisa drugs sting trial collapsed after the judge agreed that Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood told a “deliberate lie” in a pre-trial hearing.
Glenn Mulcaire (Reuters)
By Dominic Ponsford 21 July 9:52
Former full-time phone-hacker for the News of the World Glenn Mulcaire has repeated his assertion that be believed he was working indirectly for the police when he listened to the phone messages of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
By Barbara Kevles 18 July 12:29
One night, while scanning my name on Google, I discovered a hyperlink to a free download of my writing book, Basic Magazine Writing (Writer’s Digest Books). I own the book’s copyright. I hadn’t sold the e-rights. The discovery triggered jolts of bone-tingling fear, helplessness, and rage at the theft of my book.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 July 11:32
It used to be the case that journalists would proudly go to prison rather than give up a source.
By Press Gazette 18 July 8:23
A jury took just over an hour and a half to find ex-Wiltshire Police officer Darren Jennings (not pictured) guilty of committing misconduct in a public office following a trial at the Old Bailey.

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