By Dominic Ponsford | 06 Apr 2016
Victims of press malpractice, including Kate and Gerry McCann, last night accused Prime Minister David Cameron of breaking four promises made in the wake of the hacking scandal.
Whittingdale to meet Hacked Off, says decision on Leveson II will be made once criminal proceedings overBy PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 03 Mar 2016
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale is to meet press pressure group Hacked Off amid fears that a further inquiry into press ethics and phone-hacking has been shelved.
Labour says Leveson part two is 'non-negotiable' - but Mail, quoting Government source, reports it will never take placeBy William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford | 10 Feb 2016
Labour yesterday said the commencement of part two of the Leveson Inquiry was "non-negotiable". But the Daily Mail, quoting a "senior Government source", reported it will never take place.
By William Turvill | 22 Dec 2015
It has been widely reported this month that the Government has quietly shelved the second part of the Leveson Inquiry.
By Dominic Ponsford | 16 Dec 2015
The conclusion of Operation Weeting (announced on Friday) left the way open for part two of the Leveson Inquiry to finally commence.
By William Turvill | 26 Nov 2015
Lord Justice Leveson has defended his inquiry into the press, telling an interviewer: "I just did what I was supposed to do."
Industry breathes sigh of relief over removal of libel costs threat, but Leveson's big stick remains in reserveBy Dominic Ponsford | 20 Oct 2015
The Government appears to have removed the main stick in its post-Leveson legal settlement which was designed to force publishers to sign up to an official press regulator.
Campaign launched as 'Leveson's toxic legacy' will give UK 'harshest press regime in the free world' in weeksBy Dominic Ponsford | 15 Oct 2015
News publishers this morning backed a fightback against “Leveson’s toxic legacy” and legislation that will next month give the UK “probably the harshest press regime anywhere in the free world”.
Met officers told: 'Register' relations with journalists, consider 'motivation' of drinks and avoid 'off-the-record'By William Turvill | 06 Oct 2015
Metropolitan Police guidelines require officers to register “personal” relationships with journalists, consider the “motivation” of a drink offer and “avoid” the term off the record.
By Dominic Ponsford | 24 Sep 2015
A former head of the Metropolitan Police believes David Cameron set up the Leveson Inquiry to take the “heat” away from himself and the Government.
Sun editor Tony Gallagher: MPs backed press regulation Royal Charter motivated by 'pure hatred of the media'By William Turvill | 24 Sep 2015
Tony Gallagher fears the Bribery Act would have prevented The Daily Telegraph from exposing the MPs’ expenses scandal.
Leveson rides again: News that his Recognition Panel is open for business could have a major impact on journalismBy Dominic Ponsford | 11 Sep 2015
Following the minutiae of the debate around press regulation sometimes bores even me. But bear with me because news that the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) is today open for business is a development which could have major repercussions for all journalists.
Rival opinion polls show that press regulator IPSO has strong public support/little public confidenceBy Dominic Ponsford | 08 Sep 2015
Loaded opinion polls were used today to claim that press regulator IPSO is failing, or has been given a clear bill of health – depending on your view point.
News UK chief executive urges Press Recognition Panel not to consider applications from regulators with no membersBy William Turvill | 31 Jul 2015
The chief executive of News UK Mike Darcey has asked the Press Recognition Panel not to consider applications from potential press regulators with no members.
It has funding of £3m, eight staff and currently no one to regulate: Meet the Press Recognition PanelBy Dominic Ponsford | 23 Jun 2015
Riding up in the glass lift at the Richard Rogers-designed offices of the Press Recognition Panel in the City of London I muse that regulating the regulator of the press is rather more lucrative than reporting on it.
Hacked Off: Mirror faces hundreds of hacking claims but could curb costs by joining Leveson-compliant press regulatorBy Dominic Ponsford | 21 May 2015
Campaign group Hacked Off has predicted that Trinity Mirror will face hundreds more phone-hacking claims.
By William Turvill | 11 May 2015
Labour MP Chris Bryant has been named as the shadow culture secretary, replacing Harriet Harman, who has held the position since 2011.
Sajid Javid rules out Tory press regulation intervention: 'Our job is done as a government. It's up to the press'By William Turvill | 29 Apr 2015
A Conservative government would not seek to change the current system of press regulation, the Culture Secretary has said.
Leveson II, break up of News UK, state-backed press regulation... what the election could mean for journalistsBy Dominic Ponsford | 16 Apr 2015
The outcome of the general election could have dramatic consequences for the future of journalism in the UK.
Lib Dem manifesto: If press hasn't signed up for 'genuinely independent self-regulation' in a year, 'Parliament will need to act'By William Turvill | 15 Apr 2015
The Liberal Democrat election manifesto calls for action from Parliament if the press continues to refuse to sign up to a regulator which complies with the Leveson report.