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
The press regulator IPSO began work on a low-cost arbitration scheme to handle complaints about libel and privacy in June 2015 – through the Leveson Report said any scheme should be free for complainants. Read more
Female genital mutilation is a growing issue in the media so journalists and media students may well find themselves affected by new lifelong anonymity for victims. McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists has an update on it.