Media law

By John Reynolds 29 April 6:30
The National Union of Journalists has given its official backing to Impress, the alternative press regulator to IPSO, labellng the latter a “pointless so-called regulator”. Impress has gained the support of the NUJ after a motion was passed supporting it at the union's Delegate Meeting.
By PA Mediapoint 28 April 11:17
A High Court judge has given the go-ahead to phone-hacking damages claims against The Sun.
By PA Mediapoint 22 April 11:25
A celebrity who wants to keep his name out of a tabloid newspaper story about his alleged extra-marital activities must wait to find out if he has won a battle at the Supreme Court.
By John Reynolds 21 April 15:21
The Telegraph has been found to have breached Clause One (accuracy) of the Editors’ Code for an article which was published on in March 2015.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 April 11:41
Embattled Cabinet minister John Whittingdale has revealed his faith in press freedom was "tested to the utmost" by a string revelations about his private life.
By PA Mediapoint 21 April 11:07
A legal battle by a celebrity for an injunction to prevent him being named in a tabloid newspaper story about his alleged extra-marital activities has reached the UK's highest court.
By PA Mediapoint 20 April 7:41

A celebrity who wants to keep is name out of a tabloid newspaper story is preparing to take his fight to the Supreme Court.

By Dominic Ponsford 19 April 10:47
Buzzfeed has said that a story headlined "The King of Bullsh*t News" was not intended to be defamatory of news agency boss Michael Leidig.
By PA Mediapoint 18 April 12:39
Judges say an injunction barring The Sun on Sunday from naming a celebrity said to have engaged in "extramarital activities" can be lifted - but they have not named the man involved, who is now expected to ask for a stay pending further legal action.
By Evan Harris 15 April 17:16
Ever since that well known instrument of press-muzzling, Private Eye magazine, broke the Whittingdale story in the national press, the newspapers have turned on Hacked Off as reported by Press Gazette yesterday and a predictable two-page spread in the Mail today.
By PA Media Lawyer 15 April 11:55
A celebrity fighting to keep his name out of a tabloid newspaper story will have to wait until Monday to find out whether he has won his battle.
By PA Mediapoint 15 April 8:31
A politician who used parliamentary privilege to expose football star Ryan Giggs as the celebrity protected by a privacy injunction says judges must lift a ban which is preventing a tabloid newspaper from reporting on a ''well-known'' man's ''extramarital activities''.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 April 7:50
Freelance security journalist Robert Verkaik said that he assumes that anything on his telephone and computer is potentially available to the security services.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 April 10:52
The celebrity couple using an injunction to prevent press revelations about their private life are also seeking to remove internet links from search engine Google, the Daily Mail reports.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 April 9:22
Press form campaigners have come under attack for their stance on the exposure of Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's relationship with a woman who worked as a dominatrix.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 April 12:22
Since the 2008 Max Mosley privacy judgment it has been a central tenet of UK privacy law that what a married public figure does behind closed doors is between him and his five paid dominatrices.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 April 8:11
Labour has called for Culture Secretary John Whittingdale to withdraw from involvement in regulation of the press because he had a relationship with a woman who worked as a paid dominatrix.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 April 9:53
A political blogger is facing the possibility of a fine and possible imprisonment after naming the celebrity who has an injunction banning reporting of his involvement in an extra-marital sexual threesome.
By PA Media Lawyer 12 April 8:27
A judge refused to allow the media to name two teenagers who battered a vulnerable woman to death in her own home after hearing how one of them has tried to kill herself a number of times during her trial.
By Brian Cathcart 12 April 8:05
On Friday, Press Gazette's editor wrote that journalists failed to report on Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's romantic past because the fact a previous girlfiend of a single politician had apparently worked as a dominatrix was not news. Hacked Off founder and journalism professor Brian Cathart disagrees