'Snoopers' charter' draft bill must go further to protect journalistic material – parliamentary committeeBy 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.
Media groups lose Court of Appeal bid to lift ban on reporting details of Tony Blair plot terror trialBy 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.
News Corp hacking scandal costs total $7m for last three months of 2015, up 40 per cent on previous quarterBy 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.
Paul Cheston leaves Evening Standard after 'absolute pleasure' of being courts correspondent for 23 yearsBy 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.
Phone-hacking: For journalists it means a stretch in Belmarsh, for the police the punishment is nothingBy 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.
Surveillance court awards zero compensation to Sun reporter after police illegally viewed his call recordsBy 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.
Banker fails in UK libel action against Portuguese newspaper with circulation of 136 across England and WalesBy 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.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 January 8:19
The secretive Court of Protection is to open up to the press under a pilot scheme which launches today.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 January 8:47
The 9,000-word article alleged Michael Leidig’s Vienna-based agency Central European News is "one of the Western media’s primary sources of tantalising and attention-grabbing stories". And it said that these stories are "often inaccurate or downright false".
IPSO orders Sunday Times correction over 'inaccurate' report on pension advice given to undercover reporterBy PA Media Lawyer 26 January 10:18
Mike Hardy, managing director of Abacus Advice Ltd, complained that the story, headlined "'Petrifying' advice given on pensions", published in print and online on 12 April last year, breached clause one of the Editors' Code of Practice, covering accuracy.
Dominic Grieve says ministerial veto on FoI 'destroyed' by release of Charles letters and must be restoredBy Dominic Ponsford 26 January 9:36
Former attorney general Dominic Grieve yesterday called for the ministerial veto to be strengthened whilst giving evidence to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information.
Court face-off between Max Clifford and former royal butler over secrets leaked to News of the WorldBy PA Mediapoint 25 January 17:12
Former royal butler Paul Burrell has denied that he was angry and hurt at private information being passed to the News of the World by disgraced PR guru Max Clifford because the story did not sell.