Tabloids attacked over lurid Jagger coverage
A photo of Mick Jagger taken minutes after he was told of the suicide of his girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, was widely published this week. Unfair intrusion on private grief or just a good story?
UK newspapers face toughest ever press code
After months of drama and debate, politicians have reached a last-minute deal on new rules to control intrusion and inaccuracy by newspapers. What does this mean for British democracy?
Anger over nurse’s death in royal hospital hoax
Days after being publicly ‘humiliated’ in a radio prank call, nurse Jacintha Saldanha has been found dead – apparently after taking her own life. Where does responsibility lie?
Judge sends press, politics and police to stocks
Lord Justice Leveson has cast his judgement on the British press. For many leading institutions, the verdict is damning. Are the problems caused by human mistakes, or something deeper?
Britain splits over 1694 rights of press freedom
Lord Leveson’s verdict on press ethics is in, and it recommends historic legislation to regulate the press. Is Britain taking a backward step in the long march toward liberty?
Minister clings on as Murdoch scandal deepens
UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is fighting for his political life. Allegations of improper contact with the Murdoch media empire could drag him down – and take the whole government down with...
British editor denounces enemies of populist press
The Daily Mail's editor electrified the official inquiry into the press yesterday. He condemned phone hacking but attacked what he claimed were attempts to muzzle the free press.