Phone Hacking Trial: Edmondson, Coulson and the explanation for “do his phone” – Martin Hickman

13 12 2013

media_andy_coulson_2Day 29: Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson was discharged from the phone hacking trial on Thursday 12 December.  Mr Justice Saunders told the jury a “consensus” of medical evidence suggested he was unfit to participate in the current case. Read the rest of this entry »





European Audiovisual Observatory: New e-book, Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists, Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

13 12 2013

irismerlinThe European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just published a free e-book entitled “IRIS Themes – Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights” [pdf].   Read the rest of this entry »





Media Plurality: The Transparency of Media Ownership – Mark Thompson

13 12 2013

MT-pic-22-150x150Amid all the attention that scholars and activists have paid to media ownership over the years, the transparency of ownership has been neglected. This is odd, because the public availability of accurate and up-to-date information about ownership is – undeniably – an essential component of democratic and pluralist media systems. Read the rest of this entry »