Ruling on Fatima Manji is further proof that IPSO fails as a press regulator – Alexander Brown

22 10 2016

image-20161020-8862-1be8neuShortly after the Nice terror attack in July, Kelvin MacKenzie, a former editor of The Sun newspaper addressed the issue in his regular column in the tabloid newspaper: “Was it appropriate for [Fatima Manji] to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?” he asked. Read the rest of this entry »

The relentless humiliation of IPSO and Sir Alan Moses – Brian Cathcart

14 10 2016

Murdoch and IPSOThe big national newspapers are on the warpath again about regulation, desperately promoting the supposed virtues of their pet regulator, IPSO, and warning hysterically that any alternative means the end of the world as we know it. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Report of “External Review” of IPSO released, Hacked Off condemns as “manifestly bogus”

12 10 2016

ipso-reviewThe report of the “External Review” [pdf] of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (“IPSO”) by retired civil servant Sir Joseph Pilling, has been published. Read the rest of this entry »

Response from IPSO to a complaint about the Daily Mail – Sarah Phillimore

10 10 2016

daily-mail-spoof-209x300On 6 September 2016 four family lawyers complained to the Daily Mail about their article published on 31 August 2016. We asserted that it seriously misrepresented the views of the President of the Family Division by reporting he considered money spent on lawyers in care proceedings was being ‘squandered’. Read the rest of this entry »

Does Elena Ferrante have the right to anonymity? – Nathan Capone

7 10 2016

elena-ferranteAn Italian investigative journalist has recently claimed to have ‘unmasked’ the pseudonymous Elena Ferrante, the bestselling Italian author of the ‘Neapolitan quartet’ of novels. Ferrante has consistently guarded her real identity and has been writing under the pseudonym since 1992. This raises interesting questions in connection with privacy rights and whether it could be considered a breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to reveal the name of an individual who otherwise wished to be anonymous. Read the rest of this entry »

10 ways in which the Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson gets it wrong about Allardyce, Leveson and the Press – Brian Cathcart

1 10 2016

allardyce2Isn’t the Daily Telegraph great? That, in essence, is the question Fraser Nelson asks in his article (in the Telegraph) entitled ‘The value of our threatened free press is the real Sam Allardyce exposé’. But in his eagerness Nelson is in danger of prompting the opposite answer to the one he is hoping for. Read the rest of this entry »