17 Oct 2014
Accessing the phone records of The Sun was “the very first thing” the Metropolitan Police did in its investigation into Plebgate, a lawyer for the paper has revealed. Gavin Millar QC claims the Met accessed political editor Tom Newton Dunn’s (pictured) phone records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in December 2012, when it began its inquiry, and interviewed the journalist for the first time in March 2013.
17 Oct 2014
Thames Valley Police did not say Sally Murrer was a journalist when it applied to bug her conversations, her barrister has revealed.
17 Oct 2014
Mail Online hit a new traffic record in May when it reached an average of 11,792,392 daily web browsers per day.
16 Oct 2014
Proposed by Labour's John McDonnell yesterday, the Early Day Motion now has the backing of 11 other members from all major parties.
16 Oct 2014
Made in Cardiff has today become the eighth local TV station to go live.
15 Oct 2014
Asked if the Crown Prosecution Service should be giving advice to police on the use of RIPA against journalists, Alison Saunders said: “I think RIPA sets out a very clear and very thorough framework, quite rightly so, for what are intrusive powers.”
15 Oct 2014
Although individual pages have been blocked in recent years, the BBC website has been "generally available" in China since the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
15 Oct 2014
A Guardian obituary described him as "perhaps the last of the old-style Fleet Street bosses, revelling in a reputation for brusqueness and bullying, during the chaotic and corrupt final days of boozy incompetence and print union power, before the publishing revolution of the late 1980s".
14 Oct 2014
The award, now in its tenth year, was set up by Private Eye and The Guardian in memory of investigative journalist Paul Foot.
14 Oct 2014
The title currently has a website dedicated to London, as well as a free weekly print magazine in the capital.
14 Oct 2014
Three sub-editors, two reporters and one sport reporter are to lose their jobs on the Liverpool Echo.
14 Oct 2014
A police force used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to bug a journalist's car - but has denied using it to obtain a news agency's phone records.
13 Oct 2014
There have been a number of photographer job losses across JP over the last year, including in Scotland, the Midlands and the North West. Overall, the publisher axed 1,600 jobs over 2012 and 2013.
13 Oct 2014
The force, which admitted last month to secretly obtaining the phone records of The Sun newsdesk and political editor under RIPA, has refused to describe the system on which applications are held – despite a Freedom of Information request made by Press Gazette.
10 Oct 2014
The News UK title (up 1.51 per cent year on year) was closely followed by its sister, The Sunday Times, which saw its circulation drop 1.39 per cent year on year.
10 Oct 2014
Former Ipswich Star reporter Mark Bulstrode was targeted after he questioned the force about the re-opening of a rape investigation.
10 Oct 2014
Archant has put its East London headquarters, where around 100 employees are based, up for sale.
10 Oct 2014
Ian Blair (pictured, Reuters) said that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, passed in 2000, would have been written differently if it was known police would use to secretly obtain journalists' phone records and expose sources.
09 Oct 2014
An email from associate editor Wayne Ankers told them there would be no shifts available from next week. He later revised this statement, after being told it was the paper’s policy to give one month’s notice to freelances.
09 Oct 2014
Labour MP Keith Vaz has asked every police force in the UK to provide him with details of the use of RIPA, with a breakdown of when it has been used against journalists.

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