Independence key selling point for Sir Harry's Impress regulator - but funding could be stumbling blockBy Dominic Ponsford 10 December 12:40
The backers of a new proposed press regulator called Impress say that independence will be its key selling point.
By Press Gazette 09 December 9:10
A group of free speech campaigners are planning to set up a rival system of press regulation which they say will be fully compliant with the Leveson plan.
Government may 'welcome' fact publishers have signed up to IPSO regulator but the law it backed will penalise membersBy Dominic Ponsford 06 December 7:49
The Government is acting like a drunken dad who beats his kids and then buys them presents when it comes to the press at the moment.
By Darren Boyle 05 December 8:57
A leading Tory MP and former journalist has called for a UK Bill of Rights to secure press freedom to replace the Government’s planned Royal Charter backed regulator.
Nick Davies and David Yelland join forces to call for publishers to back press regulation Royal CharterBy Dominic Ponsford 29 November 8:42
Investigative journalist Nick Davies and former Sun editor David Yelland have joined forces to call for publishers to sign up to the Government’s preferred system of press regulation.
By Darren Boyle 25 November 13:49
Hacked Off has warned regional newspapers that they will be stung for massive damages if they refuse to join the Government’s preferred press regulator.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 November 12:51
The Guardian has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission over “serious overstatements” and inaccuracies in three articles about the Queen's Private Secretary and his role in signing off the Royal Charter on press regulation.
Without fear and without favour? Hacked Off believes press has failed to properly scrutinise IPSO regulation planBy Brian Cathcart 18 November 17:40
Every ethical journalist must surely accept the principle that if the press is tough on wrongdoing in other walks of life – banks, energy companies, the police, social workers – then it must be at least equally tough on wrongdoing in its own ranks.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 November 8:27
Journalists have been urged to avoid making reference to the fact someone has had a sex-change operation unless it is "genuninely relevant to the story".
Independent Press Standards Organisation is not independent, but it may be the 'best worst' solution we haveBy Dominic Ponsford 15 November 14:55
It seems almost certain now that most major news publishers will end up being regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Amid 'war' with Parliament, Mail's Robin Esser urges whole press to unite against 'ludicrous Royal Charter'By Dominic Ponsford 12 November 11:08
Daily Mail executive managing editor Robin Esser issued a call for the newspaper and magazine industry to defy the Government-backed press regulation Royal Charter last night.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 November 17:27
Former chairman of both the BBC and ITV Lord Grade has said that swift introduction of the new Independent Press Standards Organisation presents the best way for the UK press to restore confidence in the wake of the hacking scandal. Delivering the Society of Editors lecture at the group's annual conference today he delivered a robust condemnation of the Royal Charter on press regulation signed into law by the three main political parties.
By Darren Boyle 11 November 12:22
The Labour Party has vowed not to introduce new regulations restricting press freedom if they win the 2015 general election.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 November 12:07
Home Secretary Theresa May suggested today that the BBC may need to curb its activities at a local level to protect local newspapers.
Fleet Street editor says libel fears could force industry to support Government's Royal Charter regulatorBy Darren Boyle 07 November 16:02
Newspapers will sign up to the Government’s Royal Charter once they start getting hit for costs in libel courts a leading editor has claimed.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 November 11:28
The Press Complaints Commission has said that a Daily Mirror story headlined ‘Stuart Hall judge visited gay brothel’ did not breach the privacy of Anthony Russell QC.
By Darren Boyle 06 November 16:44
The newspaper and magazine industry has today lodged its formal appeal against the High Court decision not to grant a judicial review over the Privy Council’s rejection of the industry’s proposed Royal Charter.
By Darren Boyle 05 November 17:33
A retired civil servant who was tasked by Tony Blair to clean up political party funding has been announced as chair of the appointment panel of the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Marr: Could publishers' IPSO regulator make Royal Charter redundant? Miller: 'Subject to them doing it'By Dominic Ponsford 03 November 20:28
Culture Secretary Maria Miller appeared to indicate today that the cross-party Royal Charter on press regulation passed this week could be redundant.
Miliband faces regional press rebuff amid doubts that any publisher will sign up to Government backed regulation schemeBy Dominic Ponsford 01 November 10:10
Labour leader Ed Miliband was told personally yesterday that regional newspaper industry figures will not be signing up to a system of regulation which conforms to the Royal Charter signed by the Queen on Wednesday.