26 Jan 2015
In January 2011 the Met Police launched what is now reckoned to have become the biggest UK criminal investigation ever, into journalists.
23 Jan 2015
The Sun has questioned why four journalists accused of paying public officials for stories should face a retrial when hundreds of returning jihadi fighters are not being prosecuted.
22 Jan 2015
Three years after the initial arrests, after three months of hearings and 49 hours of jury deliberations there have been no convictions in the Sun six trial.
22 Jan 2015
Sun insiders have questioned the independence of the decision-making process around the Met Police accessing the newspaper’s phone records. The force used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to access the phone records of The Sun newsdesk and political editor Tom Newton Dunn as part of the Operation Alice investigation into Plebgate leaks.
22 Jan 2015
On Tuesday Press Gazette followed up a story in The Times about The Sun dropping its Page Three topless photos.
20 Jan 2015
The Sun’s spokesperson has described reports that the paper has axed its Page Three topless photos after 44 years as “wild speculation”.
20 Jan 2015
Johnston Press-owned daily the Yorkshire Evening Post has a new look.
20 Jan 2015
Today is the final day of a six-week consultation on a draft Home Office code on use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. It states that journalists’ telecoms records are not privileged and can be accessed by police without need for external approval. This week around 100 editors, including every UK national newspaper editor, signed a joint protest letter against the code organised by Press Gazette and the Society of Editors.
20 Jan 2015
A meeting on free speech called by members of the National Union of Journalists had to be held in a pub after two venues refused to host it.
20 Jan 2015
Lawyers’ groups and social workers have joined forces with the National Union of Journalists to call for new curbs on police spying powers.
19 Jan 2015
A senior police office who have information to a journalist has been sacked some two years after he was initially arrested.
16 Jan 2015
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled on a complaint brought by the journalist Dennis Rice against Press Gazette.
16 Jan 2015
The Campaign for Freedom of Information warned last night that the FoI Act remains under constant attack from government.
15 Jan 2015
Former Independent editor and long-serving Evening Standard business writer Chris Blackhurst is stepping down.
15 Jan 2015
An independent newsagent in London sold out of 70 apparently photocopied editions of Charlie Hebdo in two hours this afternoon selling them for up to £9 each.
14 Jan 2015
After the outrage caused by the revelation that UK police have spied on the phone records of law-abiding journalists late last year action was promised Home Secretary Theresa May.
13 Jan 2015
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of its first issue since Islamic extremists killed 12 people at its offices.
12 Jan 2015
A realistic-looking fake BBC News website has been set up carrying conspiracy theories about the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
12 Jan 2015
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has appealed for donations ahead of its next weekly edition this Wednesday. Despite the murder of nine editorial staff last week the magazine’s survivor’s have vowed to ensure that the next edition comes out on time. It is being promoted on the Charlie Hebdo website as “Le Journal des Survivants”.
09 Jan 2015
It takes something for journalists who exist on a daily diet of murder and mayhem to be moved to make the public displays of solidarity we saw throughout the UK yesterday.

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