Media law

By PA Mediapoint 07 October 9:36
Evidence given by former Sun editor Rebekah Brooks (then Wade) to MPs in 2003 backed up the belief of Sun reporter Jamie Pyatt that he was "not doing anything wrong" in handing over hundreds of pounds in cash to a serving police officer, a court heard.
By William Turvill 06 October 16:24
Metropolitan Police guidelines require officers to register “personal” relationships with journalists, consider the “motivation” of a drink offer and “avoid” the term off the record.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 October 10:59
The Daily Telegraph breached the Editors’ Code by inaccurately reporting on its front page an allegation of anti-semitism made against Jeremy Corbyn.
By William Turvill 06 October 8:36
Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre reportedly warned David Cameron against employing former News of the World editor Andy Coulson.
By William Turvill and Mark Silberstein 05 October 13:58
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld more complaints against the Express and Mail groups than any other newspaper titles. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By PA Mediapoint 02 October 15:11
"Naming and shaming" Britain's youngest terrorist would only have "a limited deterrent effect", a judge has ruled.
By PA Mediapoint 02 October 9:07
A Sun journalist has described the moment he realised his newspaper had handed over his emails to police - despite his "moral and ethical" duty not to betray his sources. Jamie Pyatt, 52, told his trial that he worked "loyally" for the tabloid for 25 years and everything he did there was "sanctioned".
By PA Media Lawyer 01 October 16:54
The appeal by Mirror Group Newspapers against the record damages awarded to eight claimants in the phone-hacking case is to be heard on October 20 and 21.
By PA Mediapoint 01 October 12:55
A Sun news editor has told jurors that he is still answering questions about cash-for-stories allegations while his old boss Rebekah Brooks is "back in her job". Chris Pharo, 46, is on trial at the Old Bailey with district reporter Jamie Pyatt, 52 accused of aiding and abetting a Surrey Police officer to commit misconduct in a public office after the Elveden police investigation.
By Axegrinder 30 September 16:36
Readers of Press Gazette will know we have an interest in keeping tabs on the size of the BBC's PR operation: see here and here.
By Dominic Ponsford 30 September 9:56
Former Independent editor Chris Blackhurst has said that membership of the Independent Press Standards Organisation is “not for us guv”.
By PA Mediapoint 30 September 9:07
Rebekah Brooks brought a senior member of Sun staff to tears with a foul-mouthed text message when she edited the newspaper, the Old Bailey has heard.
By PA Mediapoint 29 September 16:40
Giving evidence at his trial, Chris Pharo told jurors how the Sun used scantily clad models pretending to be readers with problems for the regular feature in the tabloid.
By William Turvill 29 September 11:31
The lawyers of talk show host Jeremy Kyle threatened The Sun on Sunday with an injunction ahead of its story reporting his wife's "20 sex romps" with a“polo hunk”.
By William Turvill and Press Association 29 September 11:07
A leading media lawyer has warned journalists that the Terrorism Act could be used by police to obtain source material.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 September 10:37
Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood is to face trial accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The news comes just after a year after he was suspended from his job following the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial. Mahmood was accused by the trial judge in that case of giving misleading evidence.
By William Turvill 28 September 12:45
Editors and publishers have been told that the Attorney General's Office is "monitoring" coverage of Operation Midland.
By William Turvill 28 September 10:40
The Times reported the comments made by Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics, in July this year. Wadhams went to IPSO over the story and made his complaint public.
By William Turvill 28 September 9:01

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is "too busy running the country" to sue over allegations made in Lord Ashcroft's biography of him.

By William Turvill 25 September 10:14
Gavin Millar QC is working for News Group Newspapers in its case against the Metropolitan Police in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.