PA Media Lawyer

February 13, 2018

Facebook says ‘it’s on us’ to clean up fake news and fraud after Unilever warning to pull advertising

Facebook executives have pledged to tackle fake news and online fraud after Unilever warned tech firms that it will pull lucrative advertising contracts if companies […]
February 12, 2018

Tribunal made ‘serious error’ in striking out BBC Sally Chidzoy’s claim for talking to reporter, court told

An employment tribunal, which struck out a claim by a BBC journalist because she spoke to a reporter, failed to properly consider how it would […]
February 12, 2018

Facebook reaffirms pledge to fight ‘bad content’

A Facebook executive has reaffirmed the social network’s pledge to remove “bad content” from the site. The company’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, told the […]
February 1, 2018

Attempt to ban reporter from trial comes two weeks after court service team set up to promote press relations

An usher and a clerk tried to ban a reporter from entering a crown court on the grounds that the judge had imposed a reporting […]
January 24, 2018

Sun and Mail threaten legal challenge to obtain Parole Board report on release of rapist John Worboys

Two national newspapers have threatened to launch a legal challenge if the Parole Board does not disclose its reasons for approving the release of black […]
January 22, 2018

Anonymity order would 'disable reporting' of right to be forgotten claims

An anonymity order sought by lawyers for two men involved in separate claims relating to the so-called “right to be forgotten” would “disable meaningful reporting […]
January 9, 2018

Judge lifts reporting ban on teenager who used acid to steal mopeds citing 'huge' public interest in case

A judge allowed the media to name a 17-year-old youth who admitted carrying out a spate of acid attacks against moped riders in a bid […]
January 3, 2018

Appeal Court upholds right of The Sun to report on terrorist past of TV talent show contestant's father

A young man who managed to win a place on the BBC talent show Let It Shine has failed in his second bid to obtain […]
December 21, 2017

Former police officers referred to information commissioner over Damian Green inquiry leaks to press

Two former police officers who leaked details of the alleged discovery of porn on the Commons computer of Damian Green to the press have been […]
November 1, 2017

Irish media facing two-pronged attack from web giants and defamation laws, says press council chief

The Irish press faces a two-pronged attack from the likes of Facebook and Google and the country’s own defamation laws, the chairman of the Press […]
October 10, 2017

Judge rejects Ryanair bid to unmask pilot sources used in Channel 4 Dispatches report

Channel 4 has seen off an attempt by Ryanair to force it to disclose the identities of four pilots who supplied material used in a […]
September 27, 2017

Judge gives BBC permission to interview father of boy in council care

A High Court judge has given journalists at a BBC regional television programme permission to conduct an exclusive interview with the father of a boy […]
September 5, 2017

William and Kate awarded £95k privacy damages by Paris court over topless mag pics

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been awarded 103,000 euros (£95,000) in privacy damages by a court in Paris following the trial of six […]