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The Society has Editors has welcomed the defeat in the House of Commons of ‘perverse’ amendments to the Data Protection Bill. The clauses, 168 and 169, would have seen publishers forced ...


The Society of Editors has today welcomed an announcement by the government that it is formally closing the Leveson Inquiry. The statement, delivered by Culture Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of ...


The former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, will speak at the Society of Editors’ ‘Crisis in Our Courts’ seminar in January.  The event – ‘Crisis in our Courts & ...


Warnings by John Whittingdale that it is unlikely that the government will be able to fulfil its manifesto commitment to repealing Section 40 reflect the serious concerns of the newspaper industry, ...


More international pressure needs to be put on individual countries to guarantee the safety and rights of journalists to report in the public interest, the Society of Editors has said. Ahead of the ...


The Society of Editors has welcomed an apology by the Chief Constable of a scandal-hit police force who has apologised to three journalists for using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) ...


The Society of Editors has welcomed the introduction of a 28 day limit on pre-charge bail which comes into effect from today. The measures, contained in the Policing and Crime Act 2017, will see an ...


The Society of Editors has warned that ‘fake news’ presents a worrying threat to the traditional and professional media. In its response to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee& ...


An amendment to impose measures that would force news websites to pay both sides' costs in legal cases was added to a bill in the House of Lords.  The amendment, which mirrors Section 40 of the ...


Cleveland Police acted unlawfully when detectives obtained data about communications between two officers and reporters because the applications and approvals ignored a series of requirements, ...


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