News: Climate change sceptic fails in BBC injunction application

1 02 2011

The journalist and leading climate change sceptic Christopher Monckton (Viscount Monckton of Brenchley) has failed in an attempt to obtain an injunction to restrain the broadcast of a BBC Four Programme “Meet the Climate Sceptics“.  His application was first listed in the “Interim Applications Court” on 27 January 2011.  It was then relisted for a full hearing on 31 January 2011 before Mr Justice Tugendhat. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Hardeep Singh libel claim, appeal abandoned? [Updated]

1 02 2011

The libel claim brought by His Holiness Sant Baba Jeet Singh ji Maharaj against the Sikh Times and one of its journalists, Hardeep Singh appears to have been abandoned by the claimant.  The action concerns an article published on 23 August 2007.  On 17 May 2010 Mr Justice Eady stayed the action on the ground that it would involve an illegitimate inquiry into issues of religious doctrine (HH Sant Baba Jeet Singh Ji Maharaj v Eastern Media Group & Anor [2010] EWHC 1294 (QB)).  The UK Human Rights Blog had a comment about this decision at the time and Jack of Kent had a blogpost dealing with the case (and setting out the article complained of).
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