Media Law

April 20, 2018

BBC reporter told editors it was ‘possible’ police felt ‘pressured’ into co-operating over coverage of raid on Cliff Richard’s home, judge hears

A BBC reporter came to an “understanding” with a senior detective over a search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home but told his editors it was […]
April 20, 2018

Sunday Times headline ‘Asians make up 80 per cent of child groomers’ breached standards code, IPSO rules

The Sunday Times has been made to publish a correction to an article headlined: “Asians make up 80 per cent of child groomers,” after it […]
April 19, 2018

BBC reporter says there was no ‘formal’ deal with police over Sir Cliff house raid coverage but it was a story he ‘could not ignore’

A BBC reporter has denied “strong-arming” South Yorkshire Police into disclosing details of the raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home, and said he believed the […]
April 18, 2018

BBC journalist in Sir Cliff trial says he ‘did not put police under pressure’ to share allegation against singer and will protect his source

A BBC reporter who broke a story about a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home following a sex assault allegation said he guessed the singer’s name […]
April 17, 2018

BBC reporter thanked police press officer for ‘bonkers but brilliant’ day after covering raid on Cliff Richard’s home, court hears

A BBC reporter who reported on the South Yorkshire Police search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home texted a force press officer about a “bonkers but […]
April 16, 2018

BBC reporter made deal with police not to report Cliff Richard sex abuse allegation before raid on singer’s home

A former South Yorkshire detective today told the High Court about a meeting in which he struck a deal with a BBC reporter over coverage […]
April 13, 2018

Cliff Richard tells court he felt ‘forever tainted’ by BBC coverage of police raid on his home

Sir Cliff Richard has told a High Court judge he felt “forever tainted” following BBC coverage of a police raid on his home. The 77-year-old […]
April 13, 2018

Businessman wins High Court battle with Google over ‘right to be forgotten’ for past crime

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” over a past crime has won a High Court action against Google. The ruling in the […]
April 12, 2018

Dispute over BBC coverage of police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home set for trial

A High Court judge is preparing to analyse evidence in a legal battle between Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC. The 77-year-old singer has sued the BBC […]
April 11, 2018

Facebook will probe thousands of apps for data harvesting as Zuckerberg agrees to greater regulation for the social network

Facebook will investigate “tens of thousands” of apps to discover if any other companies have accessed data in a similar way to Cambridge Analytica, Mark Zuckerberg has […]
April 10, 2018

Defendants should not be gleeful at prospect of Supreme Court upholding appeal on defamation test in Lachaux case

There is a sneaking suspicion among some media lawyers that our cases seem to get permission to appeal to the higher courts more regularly than […]
April 9, 2018

Today programme broke accuracy guidelines in interview with climate change sceptic Lord Lawson, Ofcom rules

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme broke accuracy guidelines in an interview with a prominent climate change sceptic, Ofcom has ruled. There were “significant inaccuracies” in […]
April 6, 2018

BBC journalist Sally Chidzoy loses appeal against employment tribunal decision to strike out her case for talking to reporter

BBC journalist Sally Chidzoy has lost her appeal against an employment tribunal decision to strike out her claim after she spoke to a local reporter […]