IPSO upholds complaint against The Times in the Muslim Foster Carer Case – Transparency Project

1 05 2018

Last year The Times ran a number of leading articles criticising the arrangements for the care of a young girl placed in foster care by Tower Hamlets council, with a focus on the religious background and practices of the foster carer and their ability to speak English. Read the rest of this entry »





Journalism, Judges and Justice: a crisis in court reporting? – Paul Magrath

27 04 2018

A report on Open Justice from the Chartered Institute of Journalists warns of “an unprecedented, and sustained, attack on the journalism profession, which has taken a toll on our ability to cover courts, and report on their function”. Its author is Tim Crook, Vice President of the CIOJ and Professor of Media Law at Goldsmiths. Read the rest of this entry »





Privacy and the Princess: Publication of Information about Settlement Offers – Transparency Project Reporting Watch

17 12 2017

Once upon a time, His Royal Highness Louis Xavier Marie Guillauime, Prince of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau and Prince of Bourbon-Parma married Tessy Antony, now Her Royal Highness Tessy Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma. Unfortunately, they did not live happily ever after, as, after 11 years of marriage and two children, they are now divorcing in the High Court in London. Read the rest of this entry »





The most secretive court in all of Christendom – Transparency Project Reporting Watch

1 09 2017

Recent coverage of the placement of a 5 year old Christian girl with a muslim foster family that spoke no English has generated much outrage and media attention this week. But as more information emerges it is becoming clear that things are more complex and less clear cut than the headlines and the coverage has suggested. No surprise there then. Read the rest of this entry »





Achievement unlocked: Our experience of the IPSO process – Transparency Project

3 08 2017

The Independent Press Standards Organisation have recently published the “Resolution Statement” in respect of our complaint about an article by The Telegraph’s Christopher Booker regarding Court of Protection proceedings concerning the now deceased brother of Teresa Kirk, Manuel Martins. Read the rest of this entry »





Where did all the privacy injunctions go? A response to the Queen’s Bench ‘Media List’ consultation – Judith Townend

31 05 2017

According to the latest official statistics on privacy injunctions in January to December 2016 there were just three proceedings where the High Court considered an application for a new interim privacy injunction. Two were granted, one was refused. Read the rest of this entry »





Judge flags complaint on behalf of child against journalist who sneaked into hospital – Julie Doughty

30 05 2017

The judgment by Mr Justice Hayden, in Westminster City Council v H ([2017] EWHC 1221 (Fam)) concerning the case of ‘H’, the 15 year old boy at the centre of the Telegraph story we reported on here, was published  on 19 May 2017. Hayden J concludes his short judgment with this: Read the rest of this entry »