Implementing Leveson: “FreeThePress” another dishonest anti-Leveson campaign – Hacked Off

3 01 2017

presentation1-1The corporate press has, in recent weeks, been heavily promoting an anti-Leveson campaign called “FreeThePress”.  This is described by the News Media Association as a group of “Free speech campaigners and activists concerned about the threat to press freedom”. The website was set up by the Trotskyists-turned-libertarians of “Spiked” magazine but provides no details as to its members or supporters and appears to be financed by the newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »


Media and Law: Review of Defamation, Privacy and other Media Cases in 2016

3 01 2017

2016The last year was a relatively quiet one in the English media law courts, with only two defamation trials involving the media (and none involving the national press).  The most high profile case of the year was the privacy injunction in PJS v NGN.  Our case comment on the original injunction attracted a record number of visitors. Read the rest of this entry »