Press Watchdog Had Never Received This Many Complaints... Until THAT Katie Hopkins Column

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK

UPDATE: It's Official: 200,000 People Want The Sun To Sack Katie Hopkins The press watchdog has received an unprecedented number of complaints over...

Can Newspapers Convince the Public IPSO Is Not a 'Sham'?

Martin Moore | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Martin Moore

As IPSO - the press' response to Leveson - opened for business this week, newspapers may be wondering whether they will be able to convince the public that it is not just a replica of its discredited predecessor, the Press Complaints Commission. No doubt IPSO will receive praise from newspapers themselves - at least initially. But will this be enough to paper over its shortcomings? Based on the public's response to the coverage of the Leveson Report and its implementation by the national press, the answer is no. It is highly unlikely that positive newspaper coverage will ever convince the public that IPSO is independent or effective.

The Phone Hacking Trial Is Over - Now Murdoch Needs to Implement Leveson

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

Now the hacking trial verdicts have confirmed that the country's biggest newspaper company suffered a catastrophic collapse in standards, the question must be: has Rupert Murdoch done what is necessary to ensure it won't happen again? And the answer is no, he has not. In fact Murdoch has done the reverse. He has joined a conspiracy with other press bosses to prevent the changes that were demanded by the Leveson Inquiry - changes endorsed by all parties in Parliament, by victims of press abuse and by the public.

Though Huge Threats Remain, I Hope That We Are Turning a Corner on Press Freedom

Lord Black | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Black

The whole of the British press - despite the fact that 95% of it was never involved in the hacking of phones which led to this crackdown - was subjected to a judicial inquiry with draconian powers, greater than those handed to the Chilcot Inquiry which is looking into the war in Iraq in which 100,000 people died... Not only has this been hugely dangerous for the press in Britain, it has robbed us of all moral authority to be able to try to help countries battling authoritarianism in establishing a free press.

Commissioner Sorry For 'Car Crash' Doc, But STILL Won't Resign £85,000 Post

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Beleaguered police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes has apologised for refusing to give up her £85,000 post after a mortifying fly-on-the-wall docum...

Have Journalists Just Lost The Right To Privacy On Their Facebook Pages?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

The press watchdog has ruled that a journalist's private status update on her Facebook was a breach of the Editor's Code, even though the privacy sett...

Daily Mail, Sun and Mirror Learn It's Not OK To Make 'Irrelevant' Comments About Stag Victim's Transgender Status

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

A victim of a vicious stag attack has won a victory over newspapers which she said "trampled all over" her privacy by calling her a "sex swap scientis...

Is the Public's Perception of Journalism Really the Fault of Journalists?

David Spereall | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK
David Spereall

From my own experience, the reality is quite different to what he portrays. Leveson has been on the minds and lips of most editors I've met. Local papers, for all their concerns about plummeting distributions and bank accounts running dry, are more wary of their ethics than ever before. One lost libel case could shut them down.

The Police Service That's Edging Towards the Edge of the Cliff

Tom Scholes-Fogg | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Scholes-Fogg

The growing number of police officers and staff, who cite devastatingly low morale within the police service as a reason why many of them are contemplating a change of job, must act as a wakeup call to the Home Secretary, PCCs and Chief Constables across the country.

The Table of Statistics the Press Complaints Commission Would Rather You Didn't See

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

It's not an oversight or an accident that the PCC fails to spell out to the public which newspapers attract the most complaints and which papers breach the code most often. Look at this table of complaints about UK national daily and Sunday newspapers for 2013, compiled by Hacked Off from the PCC Monthly Complaint Summaries, and you will soon get an idea of who benefits if the public doesn't see these figures...

How Many Have Complained About The Mail's Miliband Coverage?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

The Press Complaints Commission has revealed it has so far received 726 complaints about the Daily Mail's coverage on Ralph Miliband, the Labour leade...

Bernie's Girl, Blind Spots and the Perils of Love in the Fast Lane

Ambi Sitham | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ambi Sitham

As a life coach and lawyer I have had to counsel many people on both the emotional, legal and financial fall-outs from relationships gone sour. What I have noticed often ends up being the most painful for my clients is when they feel that irrespective of their partner's behaviour, ultimately the heartbreak and ensuing chaos is down to their own lack of foresight.

Leveson: We Need to Consider a Statute-Backed System

Nadhim Zahawi | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nadhim Zahawi

The press have to set up the new system and why it is the press and no one else that must develop an independent regulatory regime that will adhere to the Leveson Principles. It isn't for the Prime Minister, the Cabinet or even Parliament to tell them how to do it.

That Monstrous Regiment of Hacks: Why 'Regulation' of the Press Is a Red Herring

Jane Fae | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jane Fae

Leveson, and the debate that follows, really is not about the r-word. But it helps press and a certain brand of outraged politician to convince the public can be convinced otherwise.

'I Was Subject To A Campaign Of Vilification'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Chris Jefferies has described his "campaign of vilification" by the press as he spoke out in favour of the government adopting statutory regulation of...

Holly Takes Action Against 'Up Skirt' Pic

Posted 21.11.2012 | Home

An angry Holly Willoughby has complained to the Press Complaints Commission over a fake 'up the skirt' photo printed in the Sunday Sport. The news...

John Prescott Fails In PCC Bid

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics

John Prescott has failed in his bid to become Humberside police and crime commissioner, ceding the vote to Conservative candidate Matthew Grove. Th...

Electoral Commission To Look Into Poor PCC Turnout

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

An in-depth investigation into dire voter turnout at the polls for police and crime commissioners is being launched by an elections watchdog. The E...

Newport Polling Station Takes NO PCC Votes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections have drawn shockingly low turnouts across the country and in some extreme cases, polling stations failed t...

Voting For PCC's Begins

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics

Voting for England and Wales's first police and crime commissioners begins on Thursday under the most radical shake-up of the service in half a centur...

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners? Don't Be Fooled, This Isn't About Devolving Power to Local Communities

Thomas Midlane | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The idea that this is a genuine exercise in localism just simply isn't credible, because the coalition is only interested in devolving power to two sectors: the private and the voluntary. If you want to know what Cameron and Osborne really think of local government, go and count the number of empty offices at council buildings across the land.

WATCH: Boris Brands Hecklers 'Lefty Tossers'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson found himself confronted by hecklers while appearing in Bristol to support the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Wedne...

Prince Harry's Aides 'Won't Complain Over The Sun Naked Photos'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry's aides have announced they will not be making a formal complaint to the newspaper watchdog about the Sun's publication of nude photos of...

No Complaint Made Over Naked Prince Harry Photos

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

St James's Palace said it is still considering whether to make a formal complaint about The Sun's publication of nude photos of Prince Harry. The p...

3,600 Complain About Harry Nude Pictures

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

There have been 3,600 complaints to the press watchdog about naked photographs of Prince Harry published in The Sun. The Press Complaints Commissio...