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Top speakers announced for journalism law conference

A line-up of top speakers has been announced for the annual Law for Journalists conference which is to be held in London on November 26. Speakers will include Andrew Caldecott QC; John Battle, head of compliance at ITN; Marcus Partington,

Women waive anonymity to tell of sex assaults

The Halesowen News has carried first person stories from two indecent assault victims after they agreed to waive their anonymity to tell their tale in the paper. They came forward after a perverted plumber walked free from court despite clocking

Do you know your employment law?

An employment law seminar for newspaper staff is to be hosted by The Newspaper Society next month. Chaired by Northcliffe’s Ken Thompson, the event will include presentations on discrimination law, stress-related absence, employee information and consultation, and the Data Protection

The News hails a "victory for press freedom"

Havant Borough Council has failed in an attempt to block The News from publishing the pictures of three town hall staff who were made redundant. After the Portsmouth newspaper printed photographs of the three axed council directors, whose departures could

Society says no to anonymity for rape defendants

The Government is being urged to remove an amendment to the Sexual Offences Bill which would provide anonymity for rape defendants. Clause Two of the bill, which is currently passing through the Commons, would allow those charged with rape the

"Got 'Em" – weekly overturns six anonymity orders

The News Shopper has won a bid to publish the names of all six youths served with anti-social behaviour orders in a groundbreaking case. The group, part of the self-styled ‘Slade Green Massive’ forced ordinary, decent families to cower in

Ins and outs of law explained

The Newspaper Society’s annual editorial law seminar will take place in London on November 23. It is aimed at editors, journalists, journalism trainers and legal advisers with sessions presented by leading media lawyers experienced in advising newspapers, magazines and broadcasters.

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The Newspaper Press Fund in action By Peter Evans Many journalists and their families have had good reason to be grateful to their oldest and largest benevolent organisation but Newspaper Press Fund is not a household name and we are