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A judge decided that the media could identify a family involved in a tug-of-love row after concluding that full reporting might help prevent other estranged parents from attempting to abduct their own children.
Mr Justice Peter Jackson was dealing with a case in which a Russian academic who lectured in the language at a London university "abducted" two of his sons and fled to his homeland after their American-born mother moved to a women's refuge complaining that she was a victim of "long-standing domestic violence".
A judge has ruled that two News of the World journalists convicted of phone-hacking have the right to proceed with "unfair dismissal" claims against their former employer.
James Weatherup (pictured, Reuters) and Neville Thurlbeck are suing News Group Newspapers after losing their jobs in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal.
The publisher applied for the claims to be struck out of court, accusing the journalists of being “vexatious” and claiming they have no prospect of success. But that argument has been rejected by Judge Brian Doyle.
A Sun reporter accused of paying a prison guard for news that a notorious inmate committed suicide did not write the story that the allegation is based on, the court heard.
William Clegg QC, for reporter John Troup, said the prosecution was "misconceived" in alleging the journalist conspired to bribe a public official.
He said prosecutors had mistakenly accused Troup of being part of a culture of corruption at The Sun when even the judge had noted there was no evidence to support that wide-ranging claim.
The National Union of Journalists is encouraging its 17,000-plus members, and others, to tell the Home Office that its draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act code of practice is "not enough".
Released earlier this month by the Home Office, the draft has been widely criticised for saying that police should continue to be allowed access to journalists’ phone records without any outside approval.
The arrest of two Soham murder inquiry detectives on child pornography allegations was of "massive public interest", the Sun six trial was told today.
Oliver Blunt QC is defending managing editor Graham Dudman (pictured, Reuters), who is accused of paying a City of London police officer for tips on the hunt for schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
He allegedly entertained his source at restaurants in central London and Essex to be leaked the names of the officers arrested, including one who was the family liaison to the Chapman family.
Guardian journalists will have a vote on who should replace Alan Rusbridger as editor-in-chief, but the Scott Trust “retains the right to choose a candidate irrespective of the result”.
The title today reports that the process will include an “indicative ballot which would guarantee the winner a place on the shortlist for the job”.