News: Judge rejects bid to challenge “seriously unfair” press regulation consultation – Media Lawyer

21 03 2017

A phone hacking victim has lost a High Court bid to challenge a “seriously unfair” Government consultation exercise on press regulation. Former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames failed to persuade a judge that she had an “arguable” case which should be aired at a full judicial review hearing. Read the rest of this entry »





IMPRESS Highlights Need for Post-Leveson Framework in Fight Against Fake News

14 03 2017

As the parliamentary inquiry into fake news takes on a new urgency, IMPRESS has recommended that the Government should complete the implementation of the post-Leveson framework for press regulation and explore a co-regulatory approach to the responsibilities of digital intermediaries in relation to news. Read the rest of this entry »





Culture Media and Sport Select Committee unanimously defies the corporate press on regulation – Brian Cathcart

25 02 2017

You may be forgiven if it escaped your notice (because once again the corporate press either ignored or misrepresented it), but last week an event of potentially fundamental importance took place in the long dispute over press regulation in this country. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry

19 02 2017

we-want-the-truth-e1484065099964As part of a campaign in favour of the commencement of the promised Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press” Hacked Off has published a document [pdf] refuting a number of the myths that have been promoted in the press concerning this Inquiry.  Read the rest of this entry »





Select Committee Inquiry into “Fake News”: Submissions invited (but perhaps not in relation to newspapers)

18 02 2017

imagevaulthandler-aspxOn 30 January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into the phenomenon of “fake news” and invited submissions from members of the public.  The deadline for submissions is 3 March 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





How has media policy responded to fake news? – Emma Goodman

17 02 2017

fake-news-key-boardThe UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee recently  launched an inquiry into ‘fake news’ which the Committee chair describes as a “threat to democracy” that “undermines confidence in the media in general.” Read the rest of this entry »