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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

If you want to look up a story from a certain month you can use our Journalism News Archive which lists stories by date and also according to which channel or category they appeared in (eg law, campaigns, awards.)

If you are looking for a story about a particular newspaper or media company, you can use the links in the ‘Main News Links’ list to the right to take you to our directory pages. Here you will find indexes of all the stories we have written about each of the newspapers and media companies featured on the site.

June 25, 2007

Conscientious effort to avoid situation

The Manchester Evening News has been found guilty of contempt of court after writing about the killers of Jamie Bulger. Click here to read the…

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June 25, 2007

Reporter praised for name ban challenge

A Lancashire Evening Telegraph reporter helped persuade magistrates to reject a council attempt to ban naming a 15-year-old, described as a ‘pied piper’ for leading…

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June 25, 2007

Telegraph wins cash injection for community initiative

The Grimsby Telegraph is ready to put new heart into its community after receiving almost £300,000 to spearhead a ground-breaking initiative. The paper is to…

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June 25, 2007

Chronicle is sued over 'abuse' reports

A newspaper is being sued for publishing articles based on the findings of a council report. The Abuse in Early Years report, which centred on…

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June 25, 2007

Detective cleared by jury:Story's source still a secret

A court case where a journalist was asked by a judge to reveal his sources has ended with the defendant – a detective – being…

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June 25, 2007

Interview secured after legal intervention

A reporter stood up in court to challenge a legal order preventing The Brighton Argus interviewing a woman whose daughter had been taken by her…

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June 25, 2007

Paper's victory means child can be named

A district judge has backed the News Shopper in its bid to identify a youngster who breached his Anti-Social Behaviour Order. The Bexley edition of…

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June 25, 2007

Editors move on freedom of information

Editors are being urged to write letters to the Lord Chancellor about reports that the Freedom of Information Act might be delayed for several years….

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June 25, 2007

Herald's legal win

The Evening Herald was allowed to name a teenager sentenced to 12 months’ detention for running amok on a Plymouth housing estate. The paper won…

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June 25, 2007

Privacy, freedom and the law

Complex legal restraints on the press were explained at a law seminar for the regional press, where “gagging” injunctions and name-and-shame campaigns came under the…

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June 25, 2007

Court victory for Express

The Kentish Express has won an important court victory for freedom of the press and its readers’ right to know. Jo Robertson, chief reporter of…

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June 25, 2007

Discussion would have made duty clear, says MEN letter

The Manchester Evening News has been found guilty of contempt of court after writing about the killers of Jamie Bulger. Click here to read the…

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June 25, 2007

Communications breakdown caused lapse

The contempt of court by the Manchester Evening News came about after an “inexcusable breakdown in communication” between newspaper staff, according to its lawyers. In…

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June 25, 2007

Death charge teen named after press appeal

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June 25, 2007

Evening Post banned from naming youth

A judge in Swansea has banned the South Wales Evening Post from naming a youth who injured a policeman. The ban was imposed by judge…

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June 25, 2007

Echo wins right to name teenage tearaway

The Lincolnshire Echo has won the right to name a teenage tearaway who was the first resident in Lincoln to get an anti-social behaviour order….

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