Case Law, Strasbourg: Erdoğan v Turkey, Criticising Judges and the importance of academic freedom – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Dirk Voorhoof

30 05 2014

mustafa_erdoğan_510On 27 May 2014, the Second Section of the Court of Human Rights handed down a judgment in the case of Mustafa Erdoğan v Turkey vindicating academic freedom and, in particular, the freedom to criticise the judiciary.  There is also an important concurring opinion which contains some interesting general reflections on the nature of academic freedom and the reasons why it should be protected under Article 10. Read the rest of this entry »





Summer Courses: International Copyright Law and Privacy Law and Policy

1 04 2014

DigibronThe University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law is offering two Summer Courses on International Copyright Law and Privacy Law & Policy on 7 to 11 July 2014 in Amsterdam.  These will take place at a historic house, De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102 in Amsterdam.
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Power and publication: an interview with Onora O’Neill

7 11 2013

O'NeillThis interview originally appeared in the Kings Review and is published with permission and thanks.

King’s Review recently talked to Baroness Onora O’Neill, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, crossbench member of the House of Lords, and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Cambridge. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Law academic research – updated2 – Judith Townend

15 02 2012

Inforrm recently featured a list of media law academic articles published in the last 6 months. Since then we’ve been notified by readers of a number of other items, some slightly outside our chronological cut-off. We’re happy to bend the rules (given that six months is a short time in academic terms) to include them here, and also list some recently published books. Read the rest of this entry »





Media law academic articles round up, the past 6 months – Judith Townend [Updated]

2 02 2012

Wordle: UntitledThis post gives a selection of research papers on media law topics published in the last six months. While increasing numbers of academic articles are now freely available online, many are still only accessible via subscription-only journals. This list contains a mix of both. Read the rest of this entry »





Truth and the Unnamed Source – Damian Carney

7 01 2012

When journalists find themselves facing court action which seeks to force them to reveal their unnamed sources, they tend to claim a ‘reporter’s privilege.’  This is based on the argument that it is a universal and primary tenet of journalistic codes of ethics which the individual journalist (and profession) will not yield in any circumstances. Such a position is thrown into doubt when the journalist is seeking to protect the supplier of false information. In this post, I will show how the conflict between the obligation to truth and protection of unnamed sources are resolved in both the ethical and legal spheres. Read the rest of this entry »





Announcement: Making a Difference? The Social, Economic and Political Impact of Media Research University of East Anglia, Norwich 24 June 2011

25 05 2011
The media@uea initiative brings together the schools of Economics, Film & Television Studies, International Development, Political, Social & International Studies, the UEA Law School and others from across the University of East Anglia.  The first media@uea symposium is taking place in Norwich on 24 June 2011.   Read the rest of this entry »







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