Daily Mail vs The Guardian: why did editor Paul Dacre lose his rag? – Steven Barnett

24 06 2017
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“Words have consequences. They lead to actions.” So wrote Peter Oborne, the maverick right-leaning Daily Mail columnist about the shocking events in north London recently when a white van deliberately ran into a crowd of Muslims outside a mosque, killing one and injuring several others. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Stunt v Associated Newspapers, Mail heads off attempt by businessman to prevent use of personal data in important decision on the Data Protection Act – Keith Mathieson

6 04 2017

In an important judgment in the case of Stunt v Associated Newspapers ([2017] EWHC 695 (QB)) that will be reassuring to news media organisations, the High Court has determined that section 32(4) of the Data Protection Act 1998 is not incompatible with EU law.  Read the rest of this entry »






The Telegraph and Daily Mail seem to just copy The Sun’s family law reporting mistakes – Family Court Reporting Watch

24 11 2016

papers_1523485c“LEGAL AID FURY Woman fed boy, 3, poison while plotting to take him to see ISIS jihadi father in Syria but was given public cash in battle to keep any alleged terror connections secret: Taxpayer-funded legal aid went on lawyers representing her as she tried to stop Scotland Yard gaining access to her files”  lead the Sun on Sunday headline. Read the rest of this entry »





Lego vs Daily Mail strikes at paper’s weak spot: its advertising revenue – John Jewell

15 11 2016

legoPerhaps providing a welcome diversion to all the apocalyptic press reaction following the election of Donald Trump is the news that Lego, the Danish manufacturer of plastic bricks, has announced its intention to cease advertising in the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »





The rule of law and press freedom – Lawrence McNamara

8 11 2016

daily-mail-brexit-judges-front-pageWhen some media coverage of last week’s High Court decision pitched judges as enemies or opponents of the people, the Lord Chancellor’s initial silence attracted, hour by hour, a louder chorus of demands that she speak up in defence of the judiciary.   Read the rest of this entry »





News: Open Letter in response to Mail’s targeting of foreign drivers

4 11 2016

mail021116A cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and other leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, in response to the paper’s divisive reporting on dangerous driving this week, which targeted ‘foreign’ truckers.  Read the rest of this entry »