articles about uk and european media law and regulation including libel, privacy, copyright and contempt of court.

April 28, 2017

Attention party manifesto writers: Four easy ways to get UK to the top of World Press Freedom Index

It is perhaps no coincidence that countries with the best record for press freedom are also the richest and most successful. On the Reporters Without […]
April 28, 2017

Buzzfeed bid to grab Press Gazette emails about 'King of Bullshit News' dispute rejected by US judge

Buzzfeed has lost a New York legal bid to force Press Gazette to disclose confidential journalistic information under the 1970 Hague Convention. It sought disclosure […]
April 28, 2017

Buzzfeed bid to grab Press Gazette emails about 'King of Bullshit News' dispute rejected by US judge

Buzzfeed has lost a New York legal bid to force Press Gazette to disclose confidential journalistic information under the 1970 Hague Convention. It sought disclosure […]
April 27, 2017

Government is more secretive under Theresa May with Department for Exiting EU least likely to answer FoI requests

The Government is becoming more secretive under Theresa May, according to research into Freedom of Information Act responses. The number of responses to FoI requests […]
April 26, 2017

Sun claims seeks £20k from Mail Online over use of cover covert Adam Johnson prison video

The Sun has launched two £10,000 claims for breach of copyright over Mail Online’s alleged use of a covert video featuring footballer Adam Johnson in […]
April 25, 2017

Jeffrey Archer, Kevin Keegan and Patsy Kensit among latest to receive Mirror phone-hacking payouts

A host of celebrities have settled their phone-hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN). More than 100 are believed to have sued the paper over […]
April 24, 2017

Royal Charter-backed press regulator Impress tackles freebies, incitement and plagiarism in standards code

Royal Charter-backed press regulator Impress has launched its own standards code with new rules covering attribution, incitement of hatred, sources and financial transparency. The code […]
April 24, 2017

Freelance photographer sues Sky News after it refuses to pay for image used in embedded Twitter message

A freelance photographer is suing Sky News after it used an embedded tweet containing one of his pictures in an online news story, in what […]
April 24, 2017

Weekly editor awaits judgment over article said to have identified sex attack victim

The editor of a weekly newspaper in Wales is awaiting judgment on whether he broke the law by identifying a sex attack victim in a […]
April 24, 2017

Police chief who claimed Croydon Advertiser set out to discredit him has most of IPSO complaint rejected

One aspect of a wide-ranging accuracy complaint brought by a police officer against the Croydon Advertiser has been upheld by the Independent Press Standards Organisation. […]
April 22, 2017

The Sun says no 'slur' was intended by Kelvin MacKenzie as Ross Barkley takes legal action over gorilla comparison

The Sun has published an apology to Everton and England’s Ross Barkley over a column by Kelvin MacKenzie in which he compared the midfielder to […]
April 21, 2017

Times apology letter enough to remedy IPSO complaint over claims its journalist intruded into man's grief

The Times sent a private letter of apology to a man after he complained one of its journalists had intruded into his grief and privacy when […]
April 16, 2017

Everton FC bans The Sun over ex editor Kelvin MacKenzie's 'racist' comments about player Ross Barkley

Everton Football Club have banned The Sun from their Goodison Park stadium and training ground. The announcement comes in the wake of controversy caused by […]