News: IMPRESS, the alternative press regulator, announces its first board

12 12 2014

Old typewriterIMPRESS, The Independent Monitor for the Press, yesterday announced the members of its first Board.They will join Walter Merricks CBE, whose appointment as the first Chair of IMPRESS was announced in November 2014, to launch the new organisation, which will introduce the first ever system of independent and effective press regulation. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Tom Watson MP, Second Annual Leveson Lecture; Unfinished Business – Tamsin Turk

11 12 2014

Tom-WatsonOn 3 December 2014, at the invitation of the campaigning group Hacked Off, Tom Watson MP gave the Second Annual Leveson Lecture, to a large audience in Westminster. Read the rest of this entry »





Paul Vickers: IPSO architect departs as cracks widen – Brian Cathcart

23 11 2014

IPSOVSPCCThe departure of Paul Vickers from Trinity Mirror is an important development for the press industry, though characteristically the big newspaper groups have chosen not to share the implications with their readers. Read the rest of this entry »





IPSO chair’s speech to Society of Editors does not bode well for self-regulator – Brian Cathcart

12 11 2014

Sir Alan MosesWithin days of his appointment last summer as chair of Ipso, the new press self-regulator, former judge Sir Alan Moses, was promising that he would reform it dramatically. In September he acknowledged the shortcomings of the Ipso in terms of Leveson compliance. Read the rest of this entry »





Did Mazher Mahmood mislead Leveson about the Dark Arts of his Past? – Peter Jukes

11 11 2014
Media Ethics Inquiry (Leveson Inquiry)The further postponement of the BBC1 Panorama documentary leaves us waiting for new light to be cast on the activities of News of the World‘s most famous reporter, Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh.  In the meantime, it is worth going back over his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.

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News: Royal Charter Press Recognition Panel to begin on 3 November 2014

31 10 2014

PressThe Press Recognition Panel established under the Royal Charter on self-regulation of the press, will come into existence as a legal entity on 3 November 2014 when the five initial members of the Board take up their appointments. Read the rest of this entry »





Paul Dacre on Leveson and the Press, a “victim” speaks – Brian Cathcart

31 10 2014

Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre Gives Evidence At The Leveson InquiryPaul Dacre has made a speech at a NewstrAid charity event. The full text is available here. It shows the editor of the Daily Mail ambitiously playing the victim card, painting a picture of newspapers desperately holding aloft the tattered flag of liberty while being persecuted in every possible way by an intolerant, authoritarian state. Read the rest of this entry »








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