Leveson II, break up of News UK, state-backed press regulation... what the election could mean for journalistsBy Dominic Ponsford 16 April 16:38
The outcome of the general election could have dramatic consequences for the future of journalism in the UK.
Conservative manifesto pledges protection for journalists under bill of rights and makes no Leveson commitmentsBy William Turvill 14 April 13:28
The Conservative Party has pledged to offer journalists “explicit protection” under the British Bill of Rights, which it wants to replace the Human Rights Act, in its 2015 election manifesto.
By Matthew Gilley 14 April 11:54
Most members of the public quizzed by Press Gazette in a vox pop today did not appear to agree with Labour's manifesto plan for tougher press regulation.
By Dominic Ponsford 14 April 9:31
Labour’s pledge to enforce the Leveson report recommendations could ultimately see the UK press threatened with regulation by Ofcom.
George Osborne warns BBC against 'suffocating local news' and Times accuses corporation of 'website imperialism'By William Turvill 14 April 8:40
Chancellor George Osborne (pictured, Reuters) has signalled that he favours the handover of BBC regulation from the BBC Trust to independent watchdog Ofcom.
By William Turvill 13 April 12:17
The Labour Party has today pledged “implementation of the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry” in its 2015 election manifesto.
IPSO: Daily Star misled readers with 'grubby gran' headline - but not discriminatory to describe her as 'fat'By Dominic Ponsford 10 April 10:11
The Daily Star ‘substantially’ misled readers withy a story headlined: "Too fat to wash! Grubby gran who weighed 20 stone didn’t have a bath for 20 years." This was the finding of the Independent Press Standards Organisation after a complaint brought by Linda Pearson.
IPSO rejects 'No More Page Three' complaint over opinion piece saying campaign wanted to 'ban boobs'By PA Media Lawyer 08 April 8:44
The decision came as the watchdog rejected a complaint from Brenna Aston that the Belfast Telegraph breached Clause 1 of the Editors' Code of Practice, covering accuracy, in an article headlined "Sisters making a boob by bullying us into equality" published in print and online on 19 December last year.
By William Turvill 02 April 10:07
The Daily Mail has condemned the Liberal Democrats’ election pledge of a “first amendment” guaranteeing a free press and accused The Guardian – which reported the news on its front page – of an “almost psychotic hatred of the commercially viable free press”.
BBC breached Ofcom code by broadcasting 'highly distressing' 999 call from woman moments before her murderBy PA Mediapoint 31 March 10:24
Viewers heard the call, made by Lucy Lee shortly before she was shot dead by her mother's partner at a puppy breeding farm, when it was played on the 1pm and 6pm news bulletins.
IPSO's 'informal' investigation of Sunday Mirror Brooks Newmark sting shows regulator's 'impotence' says Hacked OffBy Dominic Ponsford 27 March 11:55
The Independent Press Standard’s Organisation’s investigation into The Sunday Mirror’s Brooks Newmark sting has been condemned for exposing the regulator’s weaknesses.
IPSO says reporter OK to pose as 'PR girl' and exchange explicit pictures with minister Brooks NewmarkBy William Turvill 26 March 10:21
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled that the Guido Fawkes/Sunday Mirror investigation into Conservative MP Brooks Newmark was justified.
Daily Star 'win a date with page 3 model' ad banned for being 'sexist, offensive and socially irresponsible'By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 25 March 10:38
An advertisement which gave Daily Star readers the chance to win a date with a page three model has been banned for being sexist, offensive and socially irresponsible.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 March 17:42
Police seeking to identify a journalist's source by accessing communications data will need the approval of a judge before going ahead under a new code of conduct, MPs have been told.
Kentish Gazette front page about adult asylum seekers placed in schools 'significantly misleading', IPSO rulesBy PA Media Lawyer 16 March 8:50
A newspaper story claiming adult asylum seekers were lying about their age and being placed in schools with 11-year-olds were unsubstantiated and significantly misleading, the Independent Press Standards Organisation has held.
IPSO upholds complaint against Daily Express for: 'Climate change PROVED to be "nothing but a lie", claims top meteorologist'By William Turvill 13 March 9:35
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint against the Daily Express for an article claiming that climate change had been "PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie'".
By Press Gazette 04 March 17:04
The chairman of the Regulatory Funding Company (RFC), which funds the Independent Press Standards Organisation, has stepped down from the post, it was announced today.
Derby Telegraph in breach of three clauses of Editors' Code over picture of injured girl, IPSO rulesBy William Turvill 04 March 9:22
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled that the Derby Telegraph breached three clauses of the Editors’ Code for a photograph used in a story headlined: “Girl involved in incident outside Derbyshire secondary school”.
IPSO rejects complaint over Liz Jones column in Mail on Sunday - but censures Mail Online for web versionBy Dominic Ponsford 04 March 8:35
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint against Mail Online but rejected it against The Mail on Sunday over the same article.
Harriet Harman: Labour will have a mandate to 'follow through on Leveson' if it wins general electionBy PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 25 February 17:17
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said today her party would have a mandate to "follow through on Leveson" if it won the general election in May.