Former Elle Macpherson advisor drops hacking case against News Int and faces 'very substantial' costsBy PA Mediapoint 17 May 16:09
A former adviser to model Elle Macpherson has discontinued her phone-hacking damages action.
By Gavriel Hollander 17 May 11:47
The BBC has been forced to apologise and pay damages to a Tunisian politician over a story published on its website last November, claiming false links with extremist groups.
By William Turvill 17 May 9:11
A football business advisor involved in bringing Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez to the Premier League is suing the Daily Mail and columnist Martin Samuel for unlimited libel damages. Kia Joorabchian took issue with a February article questioning why football club chairmen have continued to employ him despite his alleged role in bringing Tevez and fellow Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano to West Ham United from Brazilian club Corinthians. Commenting on Tevez’s “illegal” 2006 move, Samuel highlighted the “advisory role” in a deal that “ended up costing £23m in fines and compensation alone”.
Derbyshire Times editor: Parliament's press Charter will stifle us with red tape and leave readers vulnerableBy Press Gazette 17 May 8:57
A local newspaper editor has warned that the Parliament-backed press regulation Royal Charter would leave mean that titles like his will “struggle to hold local authority to account”.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 May 17:51
The reporter involved has hit back at BBC claims that a Newsnight report broadcast on 9 August about the charity Help for Heroes was “misleading and unfair”.
By PA Media Lawyer 16 May 13:09
A tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow pointed "the finger of blame" at Tory peer Lord McAlpine during a media frenzy over allegations of child sex abuse, a judge has was told today.
By PA Mediapoint 16 May 9:27
Criminal suspects who have been arrested should not normally be named until they are charged, the Home Secretary has said.
By Press Gazette 15 May 14:58
A former employee at an immigration centre today became the 65th person to be arrested by police investigating bribery allegations involving journalists.
Stormont failure to implement Defamation Act could undermine Northern Ireland editions of UK nationalsBy PA Media Lawyer 15 May 13:04
National newspapers might be forced to withdraw from Northern Ireland because of the Stormont Government's apparent refusal to act to implement the Defamation Act 2013 in the province, it has been claimed.
By PA Mediapoint 15 May 8:46
The Government has been urged by a former cabinet minister to stand firm behind the Parliament-backed draft Royal Charter on press regulation. Tory Lord Jenkin of Roding, an environment secretary in the 1980s, said the press had become an "over-mighty subject" and compared the industry to aristocrats in the 18th century and trade unions in the 20th century.
By Press Gazette 14 May 14:08
Sun Whitehall editor Clodagh Hartley and two others have been charged under Operation Elveden with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
Judith Townend, who runs the indispensable Meeja Law blog, has launched a survey to find out how journalists and bloggers are affected libel and privacy law.
By William Turvill 13 May 17:28
Tower Hamlets blogger Ted Jeory says he has been threatened with legal action over a story about one of his local councillor’s taxi expenses.
By PA Media Lawyer 13 May 14:48
Former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Aggro Santos called today for rape suspects to be given anonymity until they are convicted.
By Gavriel Hollander 13 May 12:44
A man who was wrongly identified by The Sun Sunday as Fred West’s son has received an out-of-court settlement from the newspaper.
By William Turvill 13 May 12:31
The Sun is being sued for £50,000 over claims a journalist from the paper copied text messages from a stolen mobile phone. The mobile allegedly found its way into the hands of a Sun journalist in 2009.
Independent's Blackhurst says 'veto' removal could pave the way for acceptance of publishers' Royal CharterBy Gavriel Hollander 13 May 5:33
The latest change to the Royal Charter proposed by the newspaper industry could see one of the three national papers not to have signed up to the rival plan fall into line.
By Press Gazette 10 May 14:02
The Sun is facing a claim for damages of £50,000 from an individual who claims that a journalist for the title took information from a stolen mobile phone.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 May 10:00
Newspaper and magazine publishers have agreed a subtle change to their press regulation plan which has been interpreted as ending the industry veto over appointments to the board of the regulator.
By PA Media Lawyer 09 May 15:48
The Attorney General wrongly overrode the decision of "an independent and impartial tribunal" when he blocked public disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to Government ministers, the High Court has been told.