Regulation

By Dominic Ponsford 28 May 9:40
The Sun has been censured by the Independent Press Standards Organisation over a Rod Liddle column which poked fund at a blind and transgender Labour parliamentary candidate.
By PA Media Lawyer 27 May 9:55
The Glasgow-based Herald newspaper was ordered to publish a correction after the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) partially upheld a complaint about accuracy.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:18
Home Secretary Theresa May proposed that broadcast regulator Ofcom be given the power “censor” transmissions involving “extremist content”, according to a leaked letter in which the former culture secretary condemned the plans.
By Nicholas Griffin QC and Robert O’Sullivan QC 20 May 16:23
Two QCs specialising in surveillance and privacy warn that new government protections for journalists' sources may prove to be "illusory" and they urge the industry to keep up the Save Our Sources battle
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 10:48
New press regulator IMPRESS has revealed that it is applying for official recognition under the Parliament-backed Royal Charter process.
By PA Media Lawyer 14 May 12:47
A complaint that a newspaper failed to take care over the accuracy of a story based on information from a local authority's website - which later turned out to be wrong - has been rejected by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
By PA Media Lawyer 07 May 12:49
A new and updated edition of the guidance on reporting restriction in courts was published yesterday.
By William Turvill 07 May 10:58
A mother has been banned from speaking to the press about a judge’s decision to put her baby into the care of her father and his partner.
By PA Media Lawyer 07 May 9:34
Letters warning the media against "acts of harassment" on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their Norfolk home have been distributed by police, according to reports.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 May 11:28
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has rejected more than 400 complaints about a Sun comment piece which described African migrants as cockroaches.
By William Turvill 29 April 15:07
A Conservative government would not seek to change the current system of press regulation, the Culture Secretary has said.
By William Turvill 27 April 11:01
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced two new appointments, including a director of ex
By William Turvill 27 April 10:43
Rules preventing pictures being at the back of Downing Street have been described by photographers as a "new low" in an election campaign of "attempted stage management and control of the media".
By William Turvill 24 April 9:52
The Sun has accused Labour of targeting its owner, News UK, “as a direct result of our opposition”.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 April 10:36
The Sun has declined to remove or edit a controversial column about migrants written by Katie Hopkins despite a complaint to police and more than 200,000 signing a protest petition.
By William Turvill 21 April 10:27
Rupert Murdoch (pictured, Reuters) reportedly told The Sun to get its “act together” and do more to stop Labour winning the election.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 April 11:16
The woman in the photograph was not mentioned in the article and IPSO ruled that the newspaper had breached clause 9, covering the reporting of crime, of the Editors' Code of Practice.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 April 16:38
The outcome of the general election could have dramatic consequences for the future of journalism in the UK.
By 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.

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