Rival press regulator IMPRESS announces appointments panel ahead of planned launch by the end of the yearBy Dominic Ponsford 29 August 8:59
Rival press regulator today IMPRESS today announced the members of the appointments panel which will pick its board. The move comes as the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the new regulator backed by most major publishers, prepares for launch on 8 September. IMPRESS claims to have funding of £200,000 which includes a substantial donation from the author JK Rowling.
By William Turvill 28 August 14:21
According to the Newspaper Society, IPSO chairman Sir Alan Moses has written to publisher to confirm the launch date.
PCC says The Sun breached harassment clause of Editors' Code with approach to Max Clifford sex attack victimBy Dominic Ponsford 15 August 11:44
The Sun has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission for breaching the "harassment" clause of the Editors' Code in respect of approaches to woman who was attacked by publicist Max Clifford.
By PA Mediapoint 14 August 13:29
The Kentish Gazette breached two clauses of the Editors' Code of Practice - on accuracy and the identification of victims of sexual offences - with a story it published about a woman who testified against disgraced publicist Max Clifford at his trial on sex offences, the Press Complaints Commission has held.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 August 14:48
Questioned have been raised over whether tabloid reporting of the death of Robin Williams breached media guidelines aimed at preventing reports from inspiring copycat suicides.
'Right to report': New regulations passed allowing journalists to film, report and tweet at council meetingsBy PA Media Lawyer 06 August 13:29
The move comes after Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles (pictured, Reuters) signed a Statutory Instrument - the Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014, (SI No 2095 of 2014) - which allows the press and public to film, digitally report, and tweet from all public meetings of local government bodies.
Hacked Off executive director Joan Smith: Guardian and Indy better off with no regulator than with IPSOBy William Turvill 06 August 10:56
IPSO includes a whistleblowing hotline for journalists, protection for journalists from being sacked if they refuse to breach the Editors’ Code of Practice and a requirement that publishers improve their own compliance processes.
By Press Association 31 July 11:36
IPSO chair Sir Alan Moses said: "Matt has a deep understanding of the complex and sensitive relationship between the press, the public and Government.
Never assume you can safely name a sexual offence victim - even if you believe the law is on your sideBy Cleland Thom 29 July 9:50
Most journalists understand sexual offences anonymity laws well. But many forget that the PCC code applies to reports sexual offences, as well – and can be stricter. This was illustrated last week, when the Northern Echo was ordered to pay costs and damages of around £10,000 after naming a rape victim.
Impress appoints International Federation of Journalists general secretary as chair of appointments panelBy PA Media Lawyer 28 July 14:50
Aidan White, who is director of the Ethical Journalism Network, has previously worked as a journalist for national and regional newspapers including The Guardian and the Birmingham Post and Mail.
The redefining of 'public interest' journalism has had a devastating effect on our free press - and it's going to get far worseBy Cleland Thom 25 July 9:31
Editors used to work on the basis that public interest applied to every story they published … if it didn’t, they wouldn’t be publishing it.
By William Turvill 23 July 11:56
The story, published online on 21 June 2012, was based on the academic’s website as well as views shared by anonymous students and a source at the Cambridge University Students Union.
Architect of libel reform Lord Lester condemns 'outrageous' Royal Charter and says IPSO must be given time to workBy Dominic Ponsford 27 June 13:15
One of the key architects of libel reform, Lord Lester, has said the press self regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation time to work.
Punitive legal costs regime for IPSO members gets a step closer with appointment of Recognition Panel chairBy Dominic Ponsford 26 June 12:29
Dr David Wolfe QC has been appointed as the first chairman of the Recognition Panel established by the Royal Charter on self-regulation of the press.
Gemma Dowler urges David Cameron to keep promises made to family and reject 'fake' IPSO press regulatorBy William Turvill 25 June 12:29
It is now acknowledged that the News of the World intercepted voicemail messages to Milly Dowler's phone after she went missing in 2002. The 13-year-old was finally found six months later and Levi Bellfield was finally convicted of her murder in 2011.
By Press Association 25 June 8:29
The ad for the Independent Press Standards Organisation was placed in The Times on October 25 by the Free Speech Network, an umbrella group made up of UK, European and global publishers and editors.
By William Turvill 13 June 14:24
The Press Complaints Commission has ruled that Glasgow’s Herald newspaper failed to take care not to publish inaccurate information in reports between 2001 and 2013 about a man charged with and then acquitted of rape.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 June 14:40
A PR man who claims he was outed by The Sunday Times as the source of a story about Nigella Lawson has had his complaint against the title rejected by the Press Complaints commission.
PCC: Independent on Sunday failure to include police comment on Raoul Moat story was breach of Editors' CodeBy Press Gazette 10 June 16:29
The PCC has ruled that the Independent on Sunday failed to adequately report both sides of the story in a report which claimed Northumbria Police failed a policeman who was shot whilst on duty.
Ethiopian journalist branded a 'terrorist' and locked up for 18 years wins 2014 Golden Pen of FreedomBy William Turvill 09 June 11:58
Eskinder Nega (pictured) has been jailed on at least seven occasions in his country. On the latest occasion, he was locked up for challenging the laws used to against him and speculating that the Arab Spring uprisings could be repeated in Ethiopia.