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Plan by Britain's David Cameron to regulate media rejected by publishers

A man carries newspapers featuring the Boston marathon blasts in central London. Photo: AP

Newspaper publishers including major players like Rupert Murdoch's News International yesterday rejected the British government's proposals for curbing media abuses, saying the plans would give politicians "an unacceptable degree of interference" in press freedom.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 3:02am

BBC labels South African civil servant 'Gay Marriage' in interview

Rufus Lekala is labelled "Gay Marriage" in a BBC interview

It was an innocuous interview about a diplomatic conference that not every viewer would have found fascinating. But when the BBC got South African civil servant Rufus Lekala's name wrong in an on-screen caption, it ended up causing a bigger stir than anticipated. Instead of "Rufus Lekala", the caption called him "Gay Marriage".

30 Mar 2013 - 3:28am

Policeman jailed for selling stories to British tabloid The Sun

Former police officer Alan Tierney appears at the Old Bailey in London. Photo: AFP

A former policeman and a prison officer were jailed yesterday for selling information to Britain's top-selling newspaper The Sun. Ex-constable Alan Tierney and Richard Trunkfield, who worked at a high security prison, were jailed for 10 months and 16 months respectively by a judge at England's Old Bailey central criminal court in London.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:30am

British press mulls next move as MPs approve new rules

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: Reuters

Britain’s newspapers vowed to closely scrutinise a deal struck on Monday by the main political parties for a tough new press regulator, which they warned threatens 318 years of press freedom.

19 Mar 2013 - 2:28pm