20 Oct 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today that the police shold be banned from accessing journalists' call records without the permission of a judge. Speaking at a press conference today he went further than Home Secretary Theresa May who has said that the code of conduct on use of spying powers should be strengthened to protect journalists, but that tele
20 Oct 2014
The risks to police officers who have unauthorised contact with journalists has been highlighted by Stephen Wright in a blog for the Daily Mail.
20 Oct 2014
A senior Metropolitan Police officer has defended the use of spying powers against journalists saying that “nobody should be above the law”.
17 Oct 2014
The majority of traffic to the BBC News website now comes from mobile and tablet devices.
16 Oct 2014
A new survey suggests newspapers played a bigger role in helping Scottish people decide how to vote in the referendum than social media and the campaigns themselves.
14 Oct 2014
A cycling journalist reported to the police after saying on Twitter that a Telegraph journalist should be “taken out and shot” has described the matter as “bizarre”.
13 Oct 2014
Brooks Newmark has resigned as an MP after The Sun on Sunday revealed he was having a two-year extra-marital affair.
12 Oct 2014
The Home Office has said that measures could be in place before Christmas to stop police spying on the phone records of law-abiding journalists.
12 Oct 2014
An appeal publicised by Press Gazette has raised more than £11,000 in a matter of days to help a reporter facing financial hardship as a result of a criminal prosecution.
10 Oct 2014
The election is currently underway to appoint one of the safest jobs in journalism (for the next five years anyway) – the editorship of NUJ house magazine The Journalist.
10 Oct 2014
All UK police forces have been warned that journalists represent a “threat” to officers as a potential corrupting influence.
09 Oct 2014
Journalists on the Coventry Telegraph have hit back at suggestions on social media that the paper has been “gagged or censored”.
09 Oct 2014
Press Gazette’s carpet-bombing of UK police forces with Freedom of Information requests has so far failed to get a single further admission of using RIPA against journalists.
08 Oct 2014
The National Union of Journalists says there has been no meaningful consultation at the Telegraph over plans to dramatically change working practices.
08 Oct 2014
Fleet Street journalists have launched an appeal for a colleague who is facing financial hardship as a result of a criminal prosecution.
07 Oct 2014
Former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer has said the police were wrong to use the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to seize phone records and identify sources of The Sun and Mail on Sunday.
07 Oct 2014
The RIPA issue is part of a much wider problem whereby the police are seeking to criminalise unauthorised contact between journalists and officers. Press Gazette will continue this campaign on this issue until clear protection is in place to protect any sources who make disclosures which are in the public interest.

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