News: Spanish GP wins libel claim against the Daily Mail, damages of £45,000

6 10 2014

Daily-MailA Spanish GP based in Hastings, Dr Jose Antonio Serrano Garcia, has won his libel action against the Daily Mail based on an April 2012 column by Kelvin MacKenzie.  He was awarded damages of £45,000. Read the rest of this entry »





Is this the best human rights correction ever or the worst? – Adam Wagner

29 09 2014

screen-shot-2014-09-29-at-13-11-53Even by the usual brazen standards of human rights reporting, this correction  which was published today by The Daily Mail stands out: Read the rest of this entry »





“Hello, my name is The Daily Mail, and I twist your words” – Tom Rowland

12 08 2014

dr-kate-granger-620873092Read the excesses of parts of the British Press for long enough and one gets quite hardened to distortions, misreporting and twisting of the truth. Read the rest of this entry »





How Daily Mail Editorial Standards are still Falling Through the Floor – Tom Rowland

18 07 2014

daily-mailI totally disagree with George Clooney about The Daily Mail” the comedian John Cleese tweeted, “They are much, much worse than that.” As has now been widely reported Clooney condemned The Daily Mail after it wrongly claimed that the mother of his Lebanese fiancée objected to their wedding on religious grounds. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Rothermere papers commit almost half of all PCC Code breaches in 2014

2 07 2014

pccWith the newspaper industry’s flawed IPSO project – its replacement for the failed PCC – delayed yet again to September 2014 or even ‘Autumn’, the PCC continues discreetly posting summaries of ‘concluded complaints’ on its website. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Daily Mail Apologises in Court for libelling Counsellor – Michelle Gribbon and Brian Cathcart

22 05 2014

Baylissa-Frederick1A professional counsellor yesterday won an apology from the Daily Mail, which admitted in court that it had harmed and distressed her by publishing defamatory allegations about her medical history. Baylissa Frederick, author and founder of the charity Recovery Road, which helped people suffering from addiction to tranquillisers, sleeping pills and anti-depressants, also received undisclosed damages. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: The Daily Mail- PCC Code Breacher Of The Year

13 02 2014

mail_leveson_frontWhen the publishers of the Daily Mail saw a chart showing that theirs was by far the most complained-about paper in 2013, they took exception. The chart, they said, gave a “wildly inaccurate” picture of the number of Mail stories “about which the PCC received valid complaints”. Read the rest of this entry »








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