Media law

By PA Media Lawyer 02 July 17:22
The News Media Association - which represents the national, regional and local newspaper and magazine industries - has called on the Independent Police Complaints Commission to reconsider its rejection of a complaint by a reporter who was issued with a harassment notice.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 July 12:14
Despite being found not guilty of hacking, former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis says the prosecution has cost him his life savings, his marriage and four years of his life. If Wallis had been found guilty he would have faced an order to pay the prosecution costs on top of his own. But having been found innocent he has been told he has no chance of recouping legal fees which have run into the hundreds of thousands.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 July 9:38
Former News of the World senior executive editor Alex Marunchak has said that he is stuck in a sort of English “Guantanamo” nearly three years after his arrest on suspicion of computer hacking.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 01 July 12:37
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson's deputy broke down in tears as he was found not guilty of being part of a plot to hack phones in the race for scoops.
By PA Media Lawyer 01 July 10:49
Media organisations have challenged the continuing restrictions on reporting a terrorism trial which was held in conditions of unprecedented secrecy.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 June 9:49
Disgraced publicist Max Clifford has asked the High Court to throw out a claim by former royal butler Paul Burrell that he breached his confidentiality by passing personal details about him to the News of the World.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 June 9:48
The jury in the hacking trial of Neil Wallis, former deputy to News of the World editor Andy Coulson has yet to reach a verdict after retiring on Thursday.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 June 10:52
The Herald in Glasgow has been told by press regulator IPSO to apologise to a man who featured in an inaccurate story about a libel case.
By PA Mediapoint 29 June 8:51
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has been jailed for two years for selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 June 10:30
The BBC has published links to nearly 200 of its news stories which have been excluded from Google search results in Europe following the “right to be forgotten” ruling.
By William Turvill 26 June 9:15
Trinity Mirror has increased its cost savings target for the year from £10m, set in March, to £20m.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 June 16:10
A year on from the end of the hacking trial both News Corp and Scotland Yard have declined to comment on whether or not News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has yet been questioned by police.
By William Turvill 25 June 12:03
Earlier this week, campaigners claimed that proposals from Justice Secretary Michael Gove would "significantly restrict" the act.
By William Turvill 25 June 8:37
More than 500 journalists, politicians and press freedom campaigners have signed a petition calling on the Metropolitan Police to cancel a harassment warning letter issued to a Croydon Advertiser reporter.
By Cleland Thom 24 June 21:45
The Government's plans to introduce a UK Bill of Rights has received a mixed reception. But if the proposed legislation included the guaranteed freedom of the press, I'd be all for it.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 June 12:32
Press Gazette has launched a petition urging Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to cancel a Police Information Notice harassment warning given to Croydon Advertiser reporter Gareth Davies.
By William Turvill and Press Association 23 June 16:20
It emerged yesterday that the Government plans to make sure confidential advice given to ministers by civil servants is protected from publication.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 June 15:29
Riding up in the glass lift at the Richard Rogers-designed offices of the Press Recognition Panel in the City of London I muse that regulating the regulator of the press is rather more lucrative than reporting on it.
By PA Mediapoint 23 June 8:43
Stefan Stoehr said Ahmed Mansour "is free", but could not immediately provide any more details.
By Cleland Thom 22 June 15:29
Online news providers could be liable for unlawful user comments on their message boards, following a surprising decision by the European Court of Human Rights last week.