Police face legal action for snooping on journalists – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2014 in data protection, investigatory powers, media, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘A group of journalists has launched a legal action against Scotland Yard after discovering that the Metropolitan police has been recording their professional activities on a secret database designed to monitor so-called domestic extremists.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2014

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Paul O’Grady settles News of the World phone hacking claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2014 in interception, media, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Paul O’Grady, the television personality, has settled his phone hacking claim for “substantial” damages. A judge heard that News Group Newspapers, publisher of the now defunct News of the World newspaper, accepted that his “voicemail messages were intercepted and that there has been a misuse of his private information”. The announcement was made during a hearing at the High Court in London.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2014

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Daily Mail faces £3m bill after libel battle with businessman Andy Miller – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2014 in appeals, costs, damages, defamation, media, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Daily Mail faces a potential legal bill that could be as high as £3m, believed to be among the highest since controversial no-win, no-fee agreements were introduced, after libelling a businessman.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2014

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Six Sun journalists cleared of ‘overarching’ corruption charge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2014 in conspiracy, media, misfeasance in public office, news by tracey

‘Six Sun journalists have been cleared of a charge of conspiring together to corrupt public officials, after a judge ruled there was no case answer on an “overarching” charge in their trial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2014

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Transcript of the Lord Chief Justice’s Annual Press Conference 2014 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted November 13th, 2014 in judges, media, speeches by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, held his annual press conference on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, at the Royal Courts of Justice.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 12th November 2014

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Secretive terror trial to be re-run after jury is discharged – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2014 in juries, media, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, terrorism by tracey

‘The highly secretive trial of a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in London is to be re-run after an Old Bailey jury was discharged. Erol Incedal, 26, is expected to appear in court for a second time next year. He had pleaded not guilty to a charge, brought under the Terrorism Act 2006, that he intended to commit acts of terrorism or assist another to commit them between 1 February 2012 and 14 October last year.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2014

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‘Fake sheikh’ fails in bid to stop Panorama revealing appearance

Posted November 11th, 2014 in appeals, BBC, injunctions, media, news, privacy by michael

‘The “fake sheikh” journalist Mazher Mahmood has failed in an appeal to the high court to prevent BBC1’s Panorama from revealing his appearance.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2014

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BBC’s Newsbeat censured over Islamic State news report – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in BBC, children, codes of practice, media, news by michael

‘BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme has been found in breach of broadcasting codes for a news item about Islamic State (IS) fighter Abu Summayah.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2014

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Jon Venables leak: journalist found guilty of paying prison officer – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in bribery, media, news, prison officers by sally

‘A former News of the World journalist has been found guilty of paying a prison officer for details about the life behind bars of Jon Venables, one of the killers of James Bulger.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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New press watchdog Ipso needs clearer rules, says chairman – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in bribery, complaints, interception, media, news by sally

‘The new press regulator’s rules must be simplified if it is to fulfil promises to be fair and independent that were made by the industry after the Leveson inquiry, its chairman said on Sunday.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2014

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Fake sheikh’ fails to prevent Panorama exposure of his appearance – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in injunctions, media, news, perjury by tracey

‘Lawyers for the “fake sheikh” journalist, Mazher Mahmood, have failed to win a high court injunction preventing a documentary from revealing his appearance.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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‘Fake sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood seeks injunction against Panorama expose – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, perjury by tracey

‘Lawyers for Mazher Mahmood, the so-called “fake sheikh”, are expected to apply for a high court injunction on Friday to prevent a planned BBC documentary revealing his identity or current whereabouts.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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BSkyB sport channels can air on rival BT service, court says – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in competition, evidence, media, news, sport, tribunals by sally

‘A UK court has ruled that pay TV broadcaster BSkyB must make its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels available on rival BT’s YouView service.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2014

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Page 3 model ad banned for being ‘sexist and objectifiying women’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2014 in advertising, gambling, media, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘The newspaper advert, which offered a date with a Page 3 model as a prize, has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2014

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Google and Facebook have ‘social responsibilities’, says Ofcom chief – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2014 in bullying, internet, media, news, pornography, terrorism by sally

‘The chief executive of media regulator Ofcom has said technology companies such as Google and Facebook have “social responsibilities” and it is “absolutely right to ask what society should expect of those organisations”.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2014

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Panorama’s planned Mazher Mahmood exposé may face legal gag – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2014 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, perjury by sally

‘Will the BBC be able to screen Panorama next Monday? The programme that is scheduled to be broadcast, “The fake sheikh exposed”, is about Mazher Mahmood, the Sun on Sunday journalist who is currently under suspension by his newspaper.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2014

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Seven years on, why is the Baby P case still making headlines? – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in media, news, police, social services by sally

‘As a new BBC documentary claims to tell the untold story behind the case, Harry Ferguson argues that confidence in social work has been undermined.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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Judge defends media blackout over death of Poppi Worthington – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in children, families, homicide, media, news, police, reporting restrictions, sexual offences by sally

‘A high court judge has justified a controversial media blackout around the death of a baby in Cumbria by saying possible criminal proceedings could be prejudiced by any reporting of the case.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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Move to introduce jail time as potential punishment for UK data protection breaches stalls – OUT-LAW.com

‘Another attempt to introduce jail sentences as a possible punishment to individuals who access or disclose personal data in breach of data protection rules has stalled in the UK parliament.

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24th October 2014

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Watchdog to pursue inquiry into sex sting against MP Brooks Newmark – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2014 in complaints, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) is to continue to investigate the Sunday Mirror for the sex sting carried out against MP Brooks Newmark even though the complaint against the newspaper has been dropped.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2014

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