Regulation

By Dominic Ponsford 17 September 11:43

The Newspaper Society has backed Press Gazette’s Save Our Sources campaign against public authorities' use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to spy on journalists without external oversight.

By Dominic Ponsford 12 September 8:55
The Daily Telegraph has become the last newspaper to be censured by the PCC after it published details after needlessly identifying the wife of a convicted paedophile.
By Cleland Thom 11 September 10:26
The Metropolitan Police were wrong to warn people who watched the video of the beheading of an American journalist that they could be committing a crime.
By William Turvill 11 September 8:56
The PCC, which has this week ceased to exist, investigated after a member of the public claimed the paper had breached clause 16 (payments to criminals) of the Editors' Code of Practice.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 September 15:33
Head of new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation Sir Alan Moses today insisted that the new body would live up to the first word of its name.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 September 15:25
The board of the Independent Press Standards Organisation has today confirmed the names of the 12-person committee who will hear its complaints.
By Press Association 08 September 8:33
Court of Appeal judge Sir Alan Moses said the Independent Press Standards Organisation would deal with "the standards of the press and enforcing the editor's code" as well as specific complaints but would allow "a wild, unruly press".
By Dominic Ponsford 05 September 12:15
Guardian media blogger Roy Greenslade once described Express Newspapers boss Richard Desmond as a “rogue publisher” in a piece outlining his decision to the leave the PCC.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 September 8:20
The Guardian, Observer and Guardian.com join Evgeny Lebedev’s Indendent and Standard titles and the FT in refusing to sign up to IPSO.
By William Turvill 04 September 11:42
The Media Standards Trust looked at stories published in 18 daily and Sunday newspapers (with The Sun titles considered together) – excluding the i, FT Weekend, Evening Standard and Metro, titles which Press Gazette considers ‘national’ – over the 12 months after the publication of the Leveson Report.
By William Turvill 03 September 12:24
All the main UK national newspaper publishers have signed up to new regulator IPSO, with the exception of Guardian News and Media, the Financial Times and Evgeny Lebedev’s Independent/Evening Standard titles.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 August 8:59
Rival press regulator today IMPRESS today announced the members of the appointments panel which will pick its board.
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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.

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