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

March 30, 2017

Katie Hopkins loses High Court bid to challenge libel defeat but could still go to Court of Appeal

Mail Online columnist Katie Hopkins has been refused permission to appeal a High Court libel action which landed her with a six-figure bill. On March 10 […]
March 30, 2017

Asset management company wins High Court gagging order against Reuters over investor information

News agency Reuters has been hit with a High Court gagging order after receiving confidential information about investment company Brevan Howard Asset Management. A High Court […]
March 28, 2017

Daily Mail tells critics to 'get a life' after 300+ IPSO complaints and sexism backlash over 'Legs-it!' front page

The Daily Mail has told its critics to “get a life” after a light-hearted front page comparing the legs of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon […]
March 27, 2017

IPSO: Mail Online use of unverified quotes in story about DIY plane stopped on Chinese border was 'significantly misleading'

Mail Online’s use of unverified quotes in a story about a pilot who was denied entry to Chinese airspace in a self-built plane was “significantly […]
March 27, 2017

Amber Rudd: Google and Facebook have to realise that they are publishing companies

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said that tech companies like Google and Facebook must recognise that they are now publishers and take responsibility for the […]
March 24, 2017

Reporting on the Westminster terror attack: Taste, decency and the law for journalists

Covering a major crisis such as the Westminster terror attack this week raises both ethical and legal questions for journalists, not least in the publication […]
March 24, 2017

Met Police thanks journalists who knew name of Westminster terrorist but refrained from publishing

The Met Police this morning thanked journalists for refraining from naming the perpetrator of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. Met deputy acting commissioner Mark Rowley […]
March 23, 2017

Guardian's Roy Greenslade to write unregulated weekly blog for press regulator IPSO

Former Guardian media columnist Roy Greenslade is to write a weekly blog for press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation. Greenslade ended his daily media […]
March 22, 2017

Met Police faces its own hacking scandal over claims force spyed on emails of journalists

The Metropolitan Police has been accused illegally accessing the email communications of journalists. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the claims which suggests officers […]
March 21, 2017

Byline seeks £15k to defy Mail editor Dacre's legal letter demanding retraction of 'defamatory allegations'

Byline editor Peter Jukes has said he “won’t be intimidated” by a legal letter sent on behalf of Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre and two […]
March 21, 2017

Sun issues apology to Sky's Kirsty Gallacher after her £100k libel claim for 'Thirsty Kirsty TV Collapse' story

The Sun has issued an apology to Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher after it ran a story claiming she may have been drunk on […]
March 20, 2017

Four Trinity Mirror titles issue correction after 'oversight' saw them fail to contact NHS Trust over leaked report

Four newspapers issued page two corrections after failing to contact a university hospital NHS Trust before each ran an article claiming to reveal the planned closure […]
March 20, 2017

IPSO rules that it was OK for Yorkshire Post to call English Democrats a far-right party

The Yorkshire Post gave “sufficient examples” of how the English Democrats had acted or used speech associated with the far-right to defend classifying the political party […]