Media Law

August 18, 2017

IPSO: Mail Online apologises to ISIS-fighting Pirates of the Caribbean actor and corrects claim he was 'kicked out' of Syria

Mail Online has apologised to Pirates of the Caribbean actor Michael Enright after wrongly claiming he had been “kicked out” of Syria and the Kurdish […]
August 16, 2017

Shadow minister resigns over 'poor choice of words' in Sun article about child sexual exploitation

Shadow equality minister Sarah Champion has resigned from her role after writing a piece for The Sun about the issue of sex grooming by groups […]
August 15, 2017

Campaigner unable to complain over Sun 'Muslim problem' piece because religious groups not covered by Editors' Code

A campaigner has said he is powerless to complain about a Sun column criticising Muslims because the Editors’ Code gives no protection to minority groups. […]
August 11, 2017

Journalists told by police they will receive harassment notices if they contact Newcastle grooming network victims

Journalists covering the Newcastle sex grooming trial have been warned that will be issued with a harassment warning if they contact any of the many […]
August 10, 2017

Cleveland Police illegal phone records grab: Police officers given £3,000 compensation but journalists get nothing

Two former police officers have been awarded £3,000 each in compensation for after their phone records were illegally grabbed by Cleveland Police to find the […]
August 9, 2017

Figures reveal Scottish Government more likely to reject journalists' FoI requests

Freedom of Information (FoI) requests from journalists to the Scottish Government are being refused at a higher rate than those from other applicants, according to […]
August 9, 2017

Press room at Westminster Magistrates' Court closed because it was 'little used', says Court Service

The press room at “the most important magistrates’ court in the country” has been shut to journalists and turned into a room for legal advocates. […]
August 9, 2017

Freelance claims victory in dispute with Independent over payment for court story lifted from Wales Online

A freelance journalist has won his battle to be paid a syndication fee by The Independent for a court story which it lifted from Wales […]
August 9, 2017

Editors faced legal dilemma over naming of sex romp couple filmed by police officer from helicopter

Media organisations trying to decide whether to name a couple filmed by the South Yorkshire Police helicopter having sex in their garden were told by […]
August 8, 2017

Sun says sorry and pays substantial damages to former BBC producer over false front-page bullying claim

The Sun has apologised and agreed to pay substantial libel damages to a former BBC TV producer it said was sacked for bullying. The front-page […]
August 7, 2017

Charlie Gard's parents to complain to IPSO over Sun's lifting of their exclusive interview with Daily Mail

The parents of baby Charlie Gard are set to complain to press regulator IPSO over The Sun’s use of their exclusive interview with the Daily […]
August 7, 2017

Daily Mail publisher pays out £5k for using Oxford students' naked calendar pictures without permission

An Oxford University graduate has won a £5,000 payout from the publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail Online after a four-year dispute over their […]
August 7, 2017

Byline Media facing legal action from journalist for recovery of £2,500 libel damages awarded by Impress arbitrator

Legal action to force payment of £2,500 in libel damages has begun against Byline Media just after a month after it was ordered to make […]