Inforrm Blog – Seasonal Break

21 12 2010

The Inforrm blog is taking a winter break for a couple of weeks.   We thank all our readers and contributors who over the past 11 months have made this one of the leading media law blogs. 

The blog is now read by lawyers and journalists, with over 230,000 page views in the past 6 months, running at an average of over 1,300 a day.  We now have nearly two hundred email subscribers.

We have had over 400 posts from several dozen contributors.   Our contributors have brought a number of different perspectives to the “libel reform” debate.   We have tried to keep our readers up to date with the rapid developments in privacy law over the past few months.

The libel reform debate has now entered an important new phase – with the coalition government due to put forward a draft bill in March 2011.    We hope to contribute towards the preparation of that bill with the discussion on 11 January 2011 at Gray’s Inn “Libel Reform: in the Public’s Interest?” organised by Inforrm and the Media Standards Trust and hosted by Gray’s Inn  (see our post here).

In the meantime, we wish everyone a relaxing seasonal break.  We will be returning to regular posting in the New Year.


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21 12 2010
Elaine Decoulos

Congratulations on a great contribution to media law and libel reform. Your blog has been a much needed platform for information and debate.

My New Year’s Resolution is to find a way to successfully end all my libel and related litigation in England. If that means commencing a libel claim in the US over the internet publication of a British publication, it may be a first, but it may be the only way for me to get justice. I would call it ‘libel home alone’, in contrast to ‘libel tourism’. Something for the libel reform debate to ponder….

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