Priest claims privacy breach over ‘gay’ story

Saying someone is gay is unlikely to be libellous these days, but it could be a breach of privacy under the Editor’s Code – especially if it’s not true, as one Sunday paper found. The fact that a priest told a journalist he refuted the claims did not necessarily mean he was willing to have his denial made public, Ipso found. Read more 

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Dilemmas over pictures and privacy – article

From The Guardian: “Three years ago a man was pictured with his child on his shoulders walking happily with his wife along a London street. The picture was used again earlier this year in an innocent enough context but by then the marriage had broken up and the man objected to the photograph.” Writer Chris Elliot’s piece on growing public sensitivity about privacy presents several challenges for the media. Read it here