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By Dominic Ponsford | 18 Feb 2014
An international group of press freedom organisations has urged David Cameron to scrap the Royal Charter-backed system of press regulation and lay off The Guardian. The letter has been sent to Cameron in the wake of an unprecedented press freedom mission to the UK organised by the World Associati
By Dominic Ponsford | 29 Jan 2014
Some MPs on the culture select committee clearly thought Lord Hunt and Michael McManus from the PCC were taking them for a ride yesterday with their insistence that the new press regulator IPSO does comply with Sir Brian Leveson's recommendations of November 2012 on the future regulation of the
MP tells PCC chair Lord Hunt: 'You're being paid £180k for three days a week to shimmy and shift the sands'By Dominic Ponsford | 28 Jan 2014
Lord Hunt today told MPs he was paid £180,000 for a three-day week as chairman of the PCC and that he could chair new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Maria Miller 'happy' with current situation where most publishers back IPSO regulator, press freedom mission toldBy Dominic Ponsford | 21 Jan 2014
Culture secretary Maria Miller reportedly accepts that the situation where most publishers have signed up to IPSO and none have signed up to the Royal Charter on press regulation could go on for some decades.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Jan 2014
The World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) two-day press freedom mission to the UK concluded with a warning that changes to press regulation and government “intimidation” of The Guardian were sending a “negative message to the international community”.
By Darren Boyle | 20 Jan 2014
The Government has refused to release official advice it has received about the legality of its new planned press regulator according to reports over the weekend.
By Dominic Ponsford | 15 Jan 2014
A delegation from the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) is holding a series of meetings today as part of a press freedom mission to the UK.
By Dominic Ponsford | 09 Jan 2014
Accounts for the Media Standards Trust show that the National Union of Journalists spent £4,000 helping to fund a series of fringe events jointly organised with Hacked Off at the three main political party conferences in 2012.
By Darren Boyle | 28 Dec 2013
The Telegraph has attacked Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for IPSO to seek official recognition following his interview in The Spectator.
By Darren Boyle | 27 Dec 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron has warned newspaper publishers that a future government might force through statutory regulation of the press.
By Darren Boyle | 20 Dec 2013
A complaint about an alleged relationship between two opposing barristers at the Leveson inquiry has been dismissed by a legal regulatory body.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Dec 2013
The Commissioner for Public Appointments Sir David Normington has revealed he is expecting to receive a minister’s letter “shortly” which will start the process of creating a press regulation Recognition Panel.
Independence key selling point for Sir Harry's Impress regulator - but funding could be stumbling blockBy Dominic Ponsford | 10 Dec 2013
The backers of a new proposed press regulator called Impress say that independence will be its key selling point.
By Press Gazette | 09 Dec 2013
A group of free speech campaigners are planning to set up a rival system of press regulation which they say will be fully compliant with the Leveson plan.
Government may 'welcome' fact publishers have signed up to IPSO regulator but the law it backed will penalise membersBy Dominic Ponsford | 06 Dec 2013
The Government is acting like a drunken dad who beats his kids and then buys them presents when it comes to the press at the moment.
Most national and regional newspaper publishers sign contracts on IPSO regulator in defiance of Royal CharterBy Dominic Ponsford | 05 Dec 2013
Some 90 per cent of national newspaper publishers are said to have signed contracts on a new system of press regulation in defiance of the cross-party Royal Charter.
By Darren Boyle | 05 Dec 2013
A leading Tory MP and former journalist has called for a UK Bill of Rights to secure press freedom to replace the Government’s planned Royal Charter backed regulator.
Nick Davies and David Yelland join forces to call for publishers to back press regulation Royal CharterBy Dominic Ponsford | 29 Nov 2013
Investigative journalist Nick Davies and former Sun editor David Yelland have joined forces to call for publishers to sign up to the Government’s preferred system of press regulation.
By Darren Boyle | 25 Nov 2013
Hacked Off has warned regional newspapers that they will be stung for massive damages if they refuse to join the Government’s preferred press regulator.
Without fear and without favour? Hacked Off believes press has failed to properly scrutinise IPSO regulation planBy Brian Cathcart | 18 Nov 2013
Every ethical journalist must surely accept the principle that if the press is tough on wrongdoing in other walks of life – banks, energy companies, the police, social workers – then it must be at least equally tough on wrongdoing in its own ranks.