Media Plurality: New Research Models Proposed Ownership Limits – Justin Schlosberg

10 12 2013

Justin SchlosbergBased on his latest research that examined civil society proposals for media plurality measures and models their suggested ownership limits against current market conditions, Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck, University of London argues that such limits and thresholds could limit media power with minimal impact on the market.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law Commission Report on Contempt of Court: controversial reforms seek to secure fair trials and freedom of speech – Alex Bailin QC

10 12 2013

Law CommissionThe Law Commission has produced its eagerly awaited Report on juror misconduct and internet publications, following extensive consultation. The Commission had been urgently tasked with considering reform in this area, following a number of high profile contempt cases involving errant jurors and eager publishers. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks asked to authorise cash payment to “serving police officer”, court told – Martin Hickman

10 12 2013

Rebekah BrooksDay 26: Rebekah Brooks was asked to authorise a cash payment to a “serving police officer” while she edited Britain’s best-selling national newspaper The Sun, the phone hacking trial heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »