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Sun appoints ex-PCC director as managing editor

The Sun has appointed former director of the Press Cuttings Commission Stephen Abell as its managing editor. Read the full story

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PCC figures suggest press is slowly learning to behave

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Figures from the Press Complaints Commission suggest the British press has slightly curbed its bad behaviour, with 56 fewer complaints deemed to have merit – despite the number of complaints increasing. Read the full story

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Woolwich: 83 complain about press coverage

The Press Complaints Commission received 83 complaints about newspaper coverage of the Woolwich murder. Read the full story

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Press regulation: Newspaper owners launch rival royal charter

A group of newspaper organisations has put forward new proposals for press regulation backed by royal charter in a late bid to prevent statutory legislation. Read the full story

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Scottish Sun guilty over Hoy family funeral pictures

The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the Scottish Sun after the paper printed pictures of Sir Chris Hoy’s family at a funeral. Read the full story

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Daily Mirror fined for naming alleged sex assault victim

The Daily Mirror has been fined and censured after pleading guilty to unlawfully naming an alleged sexual assault victim. Read the full story

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Press regulator advisers named

Former Times editor Simon Jenkins, former Labour culture secretary Lord Chris Smith and the former president of the supreme court, Lord Phillips have been named as the individuals responsible for setting up a new press regulator. Read the full story

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Culture secretary warns editors over regulation

Culture secretary Maria Miller has told the press that the Government will take action “including legislation” if it does not agree on a new form of independent regulation. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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