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

David Spereall | Posted 18.03.2014 | 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...

850 Complain Over Prince Harry Naked Pictures

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Around 850 complaints have been made to the press watchdog about naked photos of Prince Harry that were published in the Sun. The tabloid became th...

National Ugly Mugs Scheme - Protecting Sex Workers From Predators

Alex Bryce | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK
Alex Bryce

Nobody should be denied the basic human right to police protection and access to the justice system.

AA Gill Branded 'Pitiable Little Sexist' In Wikipedia Revenge Attack

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

AA Gill has had his Wikipedia page hacked after insulting classics professor Mary Beard. The new Wiki entry labels him "a pitiable little sexist" ...

'Toothless' PCC To Close After Phone Hacking Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

The Press Complaints Commission is to close down, the regulator has revealed. The media watchdog is to “move to a new body” after being labeled to...

Websites 'Should Be Consulted On Press Ethics' HuffPost UK Editor Says

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Digital publications should be consulted on the future shape of media regulation, the editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post UK has told the Leveson i...

Better Journalism:

Blair Jenkins | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK
Blair Jenkins

Journalism is a profession based on trust. The quality of our national debate and discourse is directly related to the integrity and reliability of our news media. Vigilant journalism helps to prevent the erosion of civil liberties and provides significant benefits for wider society.

Call For New Press Regulator Powers

PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK

A former BBC executive has called for the creation of a new independent press regulator with more substantial powers to investigate unethical behaviou...