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.
By Cleland Thom 05 June 12:54
Last week’s Press Complaints Commission ruling against the Brent and Kilburn Times appears to stray into new territory and poses some serious concerns for journalists.
Labour shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman joins Sajid Javid in taking 'step back' from press regulationBy William Turvill 04 June 9:54
Despite the fact that a system of press regulation agreed in a cross-party deal and put into place by his department is currently dead in the water, Javid said in April that he didn’t “see any further role for Government in this”.
PCC upholds councillor's harassment claim over 'sheer venom' Facebook posts from Brent and Kilburn Times news editorBy William Turvill 30 May 10:47
Councillor Jim Moher complained to the PCC under Clause 4 (harassment) of the Editors’ Code of Practice, describing the posts as "sheer venom" and "shocking".
By Dominic Ponsford 28 May 13:02
The 12-person board which will head up the Independent Press Standards Organisation has been revealed today and comprises five press industry representatives and six figures from outside the industry.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 May 16:05
Rival press regulator Impress claims to have raised nearly £100,000 in funding and this week began the search for an appointments panel to recruit its board.
Lord Black: Guardian and Lebedev titles face choice between rigorous external regulation or none at allBy Dominic Ponsford 21 May 16:30
Newspaper industry fixer Lord Black has said that press regulation refusniks now face a stark choice as time runs out for the Press Complaints Commission.
By William Turvill 16 May 16:59
The complaint was received after the Record altered the accompanying photograph by removing one of its members, who had played an important role in the rescue.
By William Turvill 09 May 15:49
The paper’s headline falsely claimed that a garage, S & R Motors, was being investigated by Trading Standards after a complaint.
Mail, Telegraph, Sun, Mirror and Record admit wrong to mention transgender status of stag attack victimBy William Turvill 09 May 10:06
Dr Kate Stone was charged by the cornered animal, which gored her in the neck and left her in a coma and fighting for her life, in Scotland on New Year’s Eve.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 May 11:19
The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a harassment complaint against a photographer and reporter working for an agency commissioned by the Sunday People.
By Mick Hume 01 May 17:37
Some might see the recent conciliatory comments of Culture Secretary Sajid Javid as a sign of the pro-regulation forces pulling back and conceding, if not defeat, then at least stalemate. But who do you think you are kidding, Javid? The war for press freedom is far from over yet.