News: Supreme Court gives permission to appeal in Mirror phone hacking costs case

27 10 2016

510-supreme-court-1On 26 October 2016, the Supreme Court (Lords Mance, Reed and Toulson) gave Mirror Group Newspapers permission to appeal against a decision of Mann J on costs and CFAs. Read the rest of this entry »

Liability and responsibility: new challenges for Internet intermediaries – Monica Horten

23 10 2016

monica_horten_iptegrity-e1456405754866How might policy-makers address demands for removal or policing of Internet content?  Starting in the spring of 2016, a suite of proposals has emerged from the European Commission regarding Internet intermediaries and liability for content. Read the rest of this entry »

South Africa: Signal jamming, parliamentary broadcasts, evicting MPs, and access to share registers, the appeal courts speak – Dario Milo

14 10 2016

I acted for Primedia Broadcasting and the South African Editors’ Forum in the appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (along with Right2Know and Open Democracy Advice Centre) concerning the now infamous signal jamming and broadcast ban that occurred during last year’s State of the Nation (SONA) address in Parliament. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in the plaintiffs’ favour on 29 September 2016 ( [2016] ZASCA 142). Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Round Up: Research and Resources

8 10 2016

Resource RoundupThe past two months have produced a rich crop of articles on media and legal issues which may be of interest to readers of Inforrm. We list these under five headings:  Free Speech and Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection, Interception and Surveillance, Cyberbullying and European Convention on Human Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

News, Strasbourg: Grand Chamber hears Article 10 data protection case of Satamedia Oy v Finland

27 09 2016

satamediaOn 14 September 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Satamedia Oy v  Finland. The judgment was reserved and is unlikely to be given for several months. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Strasbourg: Ziembiński v. Poland (No. 2), Polish mayor’s private prosecution of local journalist for insult violated Article 10 – Ronan Ó Fathaigh

30 08 2016

img_3698The European Court’s Fourth Section has held in Ziembiński v. Poland (No. 2) that a newspaper editor’s conviction for describing local government officials as “dim-witted” and a “numbskull” violated the editor’s Article 10 right to freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »

For all we know: Freedom of Speech, Radicalisation and the Prevent Duty – Paul Wragg

22 08 2016

cvr-PreventGuidanceSeptember marks three anniversaries: it is fifteen years since the 9/11 attacks, it is one year since the so-called ‘prevent’ duty became law, and it is seventy-two years since the University of Chicago Press published The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich August Hayek (The Collected Works of FA Hayek, vol 2, Bruce Caldwell, ed (University of Chicago Press, 2007)).  Read the rest of this entry »