Leveson inquiry

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UK to abolish law requiring press to pay legal costs when sued
Government to roll back section 40 legislation, recommended by Leveson, as part of media bill

Jim Waterson Media editor

28, Mar, 2023 @9:30 PM

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‘People think we are scumbags. But celebrities are ringing us!’ The changing world of the paparazzi
The ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial was a reminder that celebrities and photographers have a far cosier relationship than many of them would admit. Here, insiders reveal how the industry really works

Sirin Kale

17, Aug, 2022 @9:37 AM

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Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law
Legislation, drawn up after Leveson inquiry, said to pose threat to freedom and sustainability of the press

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

10, May, 2022 @6:01 PM

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The Guardian view on privacy law and press freedom: failing to strike a balance | Editorial
Editorial: The supreme court’s ruling against Bloomberg News in a landmark case is a threat to legitimate investigative reporting


18, Feb, 2022 @6:25 PM

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News of the World: 10 years since phone-hacking scandal brought down tabloid
On the anniversary of the Murdoch-owned newspaper’s final issue, journalists reflect on the Guardian expose that sealed its fate

Jim Waterson

10, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gleeful point-scoring over ‘BBC Diana shame’ stinks of hypocrisy
As an ex-Sun editor put it, ‘those in glass houses’ should note the wrongs exposed were typical of tabloids

Jane Martinson

21, May, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Sienna Miller: 'I go in and negotiate as if I’m a man'
The actor talks about the struggle for pay parity, sympathising with Britney Spears, fond memories of Chadwick Boseman – and her frustration at tabloid headlines overshadowing her work

Ryan Gilbey

26, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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After Caroline Flack’s death, it’s time to hold the press to account | Letters
Letters: Freedom of the press should be balanced with the need for sensible regulations to protect vulnerable people, writes David Wolfe QC, while Nick Moss questions the CPS’s basis for prosecuting the TV presenter


23, Feb, 2020 @5:09 PM

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Failures of Ipso are a threat to democracy | Letter
Letter: Nathan Sparkes of Hacked Off agrees with George Monbiot that the Independent Press Standards Organisation is not fit for purpose


10, Dec, 2019 @6:31 PM

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Hugh Grant hits back after being called 'incredibly rude' by Sajid Javid
The actor has said he refused to shake the chancellor’s hand because of Javid’s treatment of victims of phone hacking while he was culture secretary

Catherine Shoard and agencies

31, Oct, 2019 @12:08 PM

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The press were never in a post-Leveson straitjacket | Letter
Letter: Leveson inquiry witness Christopher Jefferies responds to an article on legal battles between the newspapers and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex


11, Oct, 2019 @4:17 PM

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Madeleine McCann's parents fail in bid to revive Leveson inquiry
Court rules that government had met its obligations when it ditched inquiry into the press

Jim Waterson Media editor

29, Nov, 2018 @6:59 PM

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