Media Law

June 26, 2017

Brighton Argus story about rough sleeper evictions inaccurate says IPSO

Brighton’s Argus newspaper breached the Editors’ Code with a story which claimed the local council evicted homeless people from tents on New Year’s Day. Brighton […]
June 23, 2017

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has complaints against Express and Mail rejected by IPSO – but Sun meets her and removes article

Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has had numerous complaints against articles in the Daily Express and Mail Online dismissed by IPSO. But The Sun agreed to […]
June 22, 2017

Government says it is committed to scrapping Section 40 and Leveson 2 – but no mention of either in Queen's Speech

The Government has said it is committed to repealing Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act and scrapping part two of the Leveson Inquiry. […]
June 21, 2017

Police dispute Newsquest editor's claim they launched probe into readers comments below anti-Muslim graffiti story

Police have denied launching an investigation into readers’ comments said to have “created a platform for racial hatred” below an online news story about the vandalism […]
June 20, 2017

Labour's Tom Watson: Government has 'no mandate' to drop Leveson Two

The Conservative government has “absolutely no mandate” to drop the second part of the Leveson Inquiry, shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has warned. The Conservatives […]
June 20, 2017

Social media copyright lessons for journalists from the Khloe Kardashian case

Carolyn Pepper, partner at Reed Smith, and trainee solicitor Roch Glowacki, on the copyright pitfalls and opportunities of online and social media journalism. There are several […]
June 19, 2017

1,500 complain to IPSO over Mail Online story naming Grenfell Tower resident 'whose fridge exploded'

Press regulator IPSO has received more than 1,500 complaints over a Mail Online story which names and pictures a Grenfell Tower resident whose fridge is […]
June 16, 2017

IPSO: Harassment complaint thrown out after local newspaper says journalist was on holiday in Spain

A complaint of harassment against a local newspaper journalist has been dismissed by a press regulator after it was revealed she was on holiday in […]
June 12, 2017

The Sun says sorry after breaking promise to judge not to name Ian Brady animal charities

The Sun has apologised after it breached an undertaking given to a judge not to name the animal charities said to be beneficiaries of the […]
June 9, 2017

IPSO: Sun did not breach Editors' Code with secret filming for 'sick note cop sells threesomes' story

The Sun did not breach the Editors’ Code when it used undercover filming to expose a police officer who was selling sex, according to press […]
June 9, 2017

Mail Online takes down video of schoolgirl attack after privacy complaint from mother of teenage 'bully'

Mail Online has removed a video showing schoolgirls attacking another child after receiving a complaint from the mother of one of the assailants. The story […]
June 9, 2017

Theresa May's general election flop puts tougher press regulation back on the table

Whether or not to enact Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act is probably not at the top of Theresa May’s mind today. But […]
June 7, 2017

BBC defeats judge's Twitter ban in Scottish court trial

The BBC had to go to court to argue for permission for its journalists to continue sending Twitter messages from the trial of Craig White, […]