Should Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 be in force by now? – Christopher Whitmey

14 Jul
Should Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 be in force by now? – Christopher Whitmey

The following is a guest post and originally appeared on Inforrm’s Blog – it is republished with thanks.   On 23 June 2017 the Department of Culture Media and Sport replied to a Freedom of Information request, posted on WhatDoTheyKnow, concerning the government’s Consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation. The request concerned Question 1 which was: Which of

14 Jul
Seamus Milne and the ‘Mystery Blonde’: Five years after Leveson the press still ignores privacy – Hugh Tomlinson QC

14/07/2017 On Tuesday 11 July 2017, the Times ran a story under the headline “Corbyn adviser Seamus Milne in clinch ‘with lawyer’”.  The story was illustrated by long lens photographs of Mr Milne and barrister Jennifer Robinson in an East London hotel. The story had been picked up by the Times from the Guido Fawkes blog

09 May
Press Release: Sun Editor must take responsibility for MacKenzie slur

Responding to reports that Sun columnist Kelvin Mackenzie will not be returning to the paper after being suspended for writing an article which included slurs against the footballer Ross Barkley and the city of Liverpool, Hacked Off asks why the Sun’s editor is dodging his own responsibility. Commenting on this morning’s reports, Hacked Off’s Joint

03 Jan
Implementing Leveson: “FreeThePress” another dishonest anti-Leveson campaign

The corporate press has, in recent weeks, been heavily promoting an anti-Leveson campaign called “FreeThePress”.  This is described by the News Media Association as a group of “Free speech campaigners and activists concerned about the threat to press freedom”. The website was set up by the Trotskyists-turned-libertarians of “Spiked” magazine but provides no details as

29 Dec
Implementing Leveson, the local press seeks to defend the indefensible

Over the past few weeks the national press has ramped up its dishonest and unprincipled campaign against the implementation of the Leveson recommendations.  It finances and promotes something called “Free the Press” – which, among other things, offers a series of misleading and inaccurate graphics to place in anti-Leveson articles. The newspaper owners apparently believe