Media Standards Trust: 10 problems with the ‘Black Plan’ for reform of press self-regulation

19 11 2012

Lord Black’s plans for reform of press self-regulation, based on a system of commercial contracts, have so far received remarkably little scrutiny. Black was grilled by Robert Jay QC at the Leveson Inquiry, though the substance of his oral evidence was hardly reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 19 November 2012

19 11 2012

Lord McAlpine’s settlement with the BBC for £185,000 plus costs, and the threat of legal action against tweeters who published his name following Newsnight’s false allegations has been the top media law story of the week. A transcript of McAlpine’s interview with BBC World at One is available here; his solicitor’s interview with the programme can be listened to here. Read the rest of this entry »


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