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      FT appoints Greg Callus as editorial complaints commissioner

      The Financial Times has appointed a barrister, Greg Callus, as editorial complaints commissioner following its decision not...

    2. June 24, 2014

      Justice and the British media

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    1. June 24, 2014

      Press and politicians still miles apart on UK regulation

      There have been two main ramifications of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World. The first was settled on...

    2. February 27, 2014

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    3. February 14, 2014

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    4. November 8, 2013

      Justice Committee calls for tougher penalties for corporate fraud

      Companies found guilty of economic crimes such as corruption and fraud could face hefty penalties in the UK if proposals are...

    5. October 30, 2013

      Queen adds royal consent to press regulation charter

      The Queen approved a royal charter on Wednesday to regulate the press, after the newspaper industry failed in a last-ditch...

    6. October 10, 2013

      Leveson concerned over press watchdog delays

      Lord Justice Leveson on Thursday expressed concern at the slow pace of negotiations to set up a new press watchdog as...

    7. July 17, 2013

      The right answer to press regulation

      When Sir Brian Leveson delivered his report into the British press last November, he was clear about the regulatory regime...

    8. June 27, 2013

      White-collar criminals face tougher English sentences

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    9. March 18, 2013

      MPs vie to claim press regulation win

      Britain’s politicians on Monday vied with each other to declare victory after 20 months of public hearings, debate and...

    10. March 18, 2013

      Press battle thaws Labour-Lib Dem frost

      Years from now, David Cameron will look back with mystification at how his premiership got bogged down in the theology of...

    11. Westminster Blog

      March 18, 2013

      Tory MPs voice concerns over Leveson deal

      David Cameron is currently leading a debate in the Commons over the deal struck late last night to regulate the press with a...

    12. March 14, 2013

      Cameron calls vote on press regulation

      David Cameron set the stage on Thursday for a bruising showdown on press regulation as the prime minister abruptly quit...

    13. March 11, 2013

      Time for sensible press compromise

      The debate over how best to regulate Britain’s press has been conducted in a climate of mutual suspicion ever since Lord...

    14. Westminster Blog

      March 6, 2013

      Puttnam could kill libel reform

      A few weeks ago over a long lunch, a senior Tory warned that Cameron was going to end up cornered over press reform after...

    15. February 5, 2013

      Cameron to attack hospital lapses

      David Cameron, the prime minister, will criticise “unacceptable” lapses of care at a Staffordshire hospital on Wednesday as...

    16. January 21, 2013

      Brussels tables tighter EU media laws

      Media outlets across Europe face being tightly regulated by independent agencies with sweeping powers to investigate...

    17. January 10, 2013

      Editors resist press regulation plan

      The latest government proposals for regulation of the press have met with resistance from newspaper editors who fear Cabinet...

    18. December 21, 2012

      An overpaid and incompetent police

      About 80 years ago, the historian G.M. Young asserted with nationalistic complacency that the most efficient institutions in...

    19. December 20, 2012

      Press agrees framework for regulation

      Newspaper and magazine editors agreed a broad framework for the future of press regulation on Thursday, but several sticking...

    20. December 12, 2012

      Downing St in battle with Telegraph

      Downing Street was in an open battle with The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday night after claims that Number 10 had warned the...

    21. December 10, 2012

      Press pushes ahead on self regulation

      Newspaper groups are pushing ahead with their own proposal for a new press watchdog despite publication of a draft bill for...

    22. December 7, 2012

      Council of Europe warns on Leveson plan

      Imposing the press laws recommended by Lord Justice Leveson would damage Britain’s democracy, the guardian of the European...

    23. December 4, 2012

      Cameron warns press on self-regulation

      Newspaper editors will meet today to thrash out proposals for beefed-up voluntary self-regulation of the press as they...

    24. December 3, 2012

      Press laws not ruled out, Tories say

      Maria Miller has warned that the Conservative party will rethink its opposition to new press laws as recommended by Lord...

    25. November 30, 2012

      Press vow to beef up self-regulation plan

      Backers of the leading industry proposal for self-regulation of the press have pledged to revamp their plan after Thursday’s...

    26. November 30, 2012

      Leveson angers press over internet control

      Lord Justice Leveson has angered UK newspaper bosses by deciding to regulate the press while seeming to ignore the blogs,...

    27. November 30, 2012

      McCann presses Cameron to back Leveson

      David Cameron’s resistance to key elements of the Leveson report came under further pressure on Friday after a prominent...

    28. November 30, 2012

      Newspapers return fire on Leveson

      UK newspapers reacted negatively on Friday to what Lord Justice Leveson called the “essential” part of his recommendations...

    29. November 29, 2012

      Regulation or a threat to press freedom?

      The backdrop to Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the UK press has been well...

    30. November 29, 2012

      ‘Faultlines’ seen in proposal for Ofcom

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg were not alone in questioning proposals to give Ofcom an oversight role over the independent...

    31. November 29, 2012

      Leveson recommends focus on plurality

      Competition authorities should have the power to keep the plurality of the UK media under constant review, according to...

    32. November 29, 2012

      Ofcom mention weakens Leveson’s view

      Throughout the nine months of his inquiry’s hearings, with more than 600 witnesses and nearly 1,100 submissions, Lord...

    33. November 29, 2012

      Towards a grand bargain with the press

      The trouble with freedom is that it is abused. A justice system that guards the innocent will see thieves and worse go free....

    34. November 29, 2012

      Leveson’s lessons for Fleet Street

      Lord Justice Leveson’s report into the British press is a damning indictment of the culture and practices of the newspaper...

    35. November 29, 2012

      Cock-and-bull story loses its relevance

      The High Street in Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire is famous for the two old coaching inns, the Cock and the Bull, who...

    36. November 29, 2012

      Press trials may reveal much worse

      While the Leveson report on press ethics has shed light on some dubious media practices, much more shocking information may...

    37. November 29, 2012

      Leveson’s stick and carrot for wary press

      The final words of Lord Justice Leveson’s summary of his proposals for reforming and regulating an “outrageous” press that...

    38. November 29, 2012

      PM fails to back Leveson on UK press law

      An inquiry into the culture and ethics of the British press called for sweeping new regulation backed by legal statute on...

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