Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 15

21 02 2017

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 February 2017

20 02 2017

weekly-news-roundupIn a rare radio interview this week the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, said that politicians were too slow to defend judges after November’s Brexit case. He said said that the attack on the judiciary was “undermining the rule of law” and that politicians “could have been quicker and clearer” in their defence. These attacks included a Daily Mail front page which described three high court judges as “enemies of the people.” Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry

19 02 2017

we-want-the-truth-e1484065099964As part of a campaign in favour of the commencement of the promised Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press” Hacked Off has published a document [pdf] refuting a number of the myths that have been promoted in the press concerning this Inquiry.  Read the rest of this entry »





Select Committee Inquiry into “Fake News”: Submissions invited (but perhaps not in relation to newspapers)

18 02 2017

imagevaulthandler-aspxOn 30 January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into the phenomenon of “fake news” and invited submissions from members of the public.  The deadline for submissions is 3 March 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Australia: Google Inc v Trkulja, Trkulja III not as good as the originals – Justin Castelan

17 02 2017

google-300x101By 2008, Indiana Jones had fought, flown and fallen through several great adventures: all against great odds, in the face of powerful empires and despite significant hurdles, he ploughed on… ultimately to victory. Then came Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. One movie too many. Read the rest of this entry »





How has media policy responded to fake news? – Emma Goodman

17 02 2017

fake-news-key-boardThe UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee recently  launched an inquiry into ‘fake news’ which the Committee chair describes as a “threat to democracy” that “undermines confidence in the media in general.” Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 14

16 02 2017

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Read the rest of this entry »