Case Law: ETK v News Group Newspapers “Privacy Injunctions and Children” – Edward Craven

19 04 2011

The Court of Appeal today gave judgment in the case of ETK v News Group Newspapers Ltd ([2011] EWCA Civ 439). In a decision that may provoke criticism from sections of the media, the Court granted an interim injunction preventing the defendant from publishing details about the claimant’s sexual affair with a colleague in the entertainment industry. However the decision is of particular importance for its analysis of the role of children’s rights in applications for privacy injunctions.  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Citizen 1978 Ltd v McBride – South African Constitutional Court takes off the muzzle – Dario Milo

19 04 2011

Last week, in the case of The Citizen 1978 Ltd v McBride ([2011] ZACC 11) the South African Constitutional Court handed down a ground-breaking decision in the defamation case brought by Robert McBride, the former Ekurhuleni metro police chief, against The Citizen newspaper, who had called McBride a criminal and a murderer. The decision gives much-needed breathing space to the media, allowing more robust criticism of public figures.  Read the rest of this entry »