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Seminar on 'publicity and children' in legal cases

The law surrounding publicity and children involved in legal proceedings is to be examined at a legal seminar later this month. Coram Chambers is organising the event, which will host a critical examination of the law relating to children involved

New PCC director is appointed

Tim Toulmin has been appointed as the new director of the Press Complaints Commission. He succeeds Guy Black who stepped down from the post at the end of last year. Tim has been acting director since then. His appointment follows

PCC chief stepping down to help Tories' spin

Press Complaints Commission director Guy Black is to leave the newspaper watchdog group in the New Year to become press secretary to the Conservative party leader Michael Howard. He has been director since summer 1996 and the deputy director, Tim

PCC plans more open days after first event's success

The Press Complaints Commission has said it plans to hold two further open days next year, following the success of its first event in Manchester on Tuesday. The press watchdog hosted its first ever open day at Manchester Art Gallery

Record number of complaints to PCC

The Press Complaints Commission has received a record number of complaints so far this year. By the end of July, the PCC had dealt with over 2,300 complaints – higher than the number received in the whole of 2000, and

Press self-regulation backed as privacy plan is rejected

Moves to bring a statutory right to privacy have been rejected by the Government. In a report in June the culture, media and sport select committee, led by Gerald Kaufman, “firmly” recommended new legislation to “clarify the protection that individuals

Editors' conference round-up

The Society of Editors’ conference in York opened on Sunday evening with outgoing president Liz Page, of the Evening Press, promising a “whistle-stop tour of all the best the media has to offer”. She was speaking to more than 120

Prize-winning news staff celebrate

Newspaper staff from across the country have been celebrating after scooping prizes at Johnston Press’s annual awards night. The event was part of the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference, and saw the Yorkshire Evening Post crowned Johnston Press