Shiv Malik -- latest

Mixed (but on the whole good) news from the hearing into whether a journalist should hand over his n

Congratulations to Shiv Malik for challenging the production order from Greater Manchester Police demanding material relating to the book he has been writing with ex-jihadi sympathiser Hassan Butt.

Although the hearing at the high court decided that the order was right in principle, it said its terms were drawn too broadly. Shiv now faces a new hearing.

Whatever happens, he has confirmed that journalists can challenge such orders, even in terrorist cases and established the principle that the police should not be allowed to trawl through journalistic material looking for evidence.