Data Protection and Press Bullying: A response – Max Mosley

16 02 2018

On 15 February 2018, a letter my lawyers sent three days ago, was the subject of extraordinary and sensational reporting.  Most notably, the Daily Mail has given it the full treatment, describing it as a “chilling attack on press freedom” and referring to me not least as a “bitter deviant vengeful bully”. Read the rest of this entry »





Freedom and the Local Press: A CEO’s misleading message to readers – Brian Cathcart

16 02 2018

Ashley Highfield is CEO of Britain’s third-biggest regional and local newspaper group, Johnston Press, which owns about 200 titles. He has written a pleading letter to readers of those papers that is a monument to corporate distortion. Read the rest of this entry »





Press Sustainability Review: A Total Sham, Part 2 – Julian Petley

15 02 2018

No-one would deny that both the local and national press are facing problems. In the past decade more than 300 local newspapers have been closed, and two thirds of local authority areas and more than half of parliamentary constituencies no longer have a local daily newspaper covering their affairs. Read the rest of this entry »





Press Sustainability Review: A Total Sham, Part 1 – Julian Petley

14 02 2018

The Government has recently announced a review into the sustainability of the press. According to its summary of the review’s scope, ‘the UK has always benefited from a strong, well established and diverse press sector’, and the resultant Read the rest of this entry »






The Sun’s settlement of phone-hacking cases means all eyes now on Leveson 2 – John McLellan

1 02 2018

The decision by News Group to close its phone-hacking compensation scheme in 2013 has proved to have been expensively premature – with nine more victims, including actor David Tennant and Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson, winning damages at the High Court recently. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: Theresa May gets her facts wrong – Brian Cathcart

12 01 2018

The Prime Minister says press reforms backed by the Lords threaten local papers. But locals already have a special opt-out– thanks to measures she helped sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »