Media Law

October 16, 2017

Belfast Telegraph apologises over pictures taken at child's funeral without consent of family

The Belfast Telegraph has apologised after a complaint that a photographer hid in a churchyard to get a picture of a child’s coffin entering a […]
October 12, 2017

News industry challenge to status of press regulator Impress rejected by High Court

The UK’s Royal Charter-recognised press regulator, Impress, has fought off a High Court challenge over its status. The News Media Association (NMA), which represents publishers, […]
October 12, 2017

BBC investigation exposes sectarian content in UK Urdu language newspapers

The new editor of a weekly Urdu-language newspaper has committed to higher editorial standards after BBC Radio 4 revealed his paper published content which could […]
October 10, 2017

Ofcom chief 'absolutely confident' Murdoch Sky would not undermine broadcasting standards

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has said she is “absolutely confident” her body was right to say that Rupert Murdoch’s planned purchase of Sky would […]
October 10, 2017

Journalists given Contempt of Court warning over influencing sentencing judge in hacker case

A judge warned journalists against reporting extra details in the case of a teenager convicted of computer hacking charges – because, he said, there was […]
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 […]
October 9, 2017

Ofcom clears Al Jazeera of anti-Semitism over probe into Israeli lobbying of Parliament

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has dismissed a number of complaints against Al Jazeera English over its undercover documentary series investigating the influence of the Israel lobby […]
October 6, 2017

Former intelligence officer paid damages by News Group Newspapers over computer hacking

A former intelligence officer whose computer was hacked has accepted substantial undisclosed damages from News Group Newspapers. Ian Hurst brought proceedings at London’s High Court […]
September 29, 2017

Impress chief: I let the side down with ill-judged Tweets aimed at Sun and Mail

Last October, after a nine-month process, Impress was approved as an independent and effective regulator by the Press Recognition Panel (PRP). In the following weeks, […]
September 28, 2017

Regional newspapers were 'significantly inaccurate' in reports of employment tribunal decision, rules IPSO

A number of regional newspapers were “significantly inaccurate” in their reports of a man’s case before an employment tribunal, a press regulator has ruled. Their […]
September 27, 2017

Press regulator Impress bans own chief executive from dealing with major Fleet Street publishers after anti-press tweets

Press regulator Impress has largely banned three of its own board members and its chief executive from dealing with major Fleet Street news publishers because […]
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 26, 2017

Bauer Media hit with £2.7m Australian libel payout over magazine articles about actress Rebel Wilson

Actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded record libel damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars (£2,685,000) over magazine articles she said cost her roles in Hollywood […]