Law and Media Round Up – 23 May 2016

23 05 2016

Media and Law RoundupThe biggest media law story of the week was the decision of the Supreme Court to reinstate the injunction in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers.   We had a summary of the decision and posts by Ashley Hurst and Gavin Phillipson.  We also had a round up of the media news stories about the decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 16 May 2016

16 05 2016

weeklyroundup_250px-180x160The media news this week was dominated by the release of the long awaited  White Paper, A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction [pdf] . The BBC will face external regulation for the first time in its  history.   Read the rest of this entry »

News: MLDI is hiring a Legal Director – an opportunity to help journalists around the world defend their rights.

12 05 2016

MLDI-logo-400x377Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) provides legal support to journalists under threat. We remain the only organisation globally to focus on providing specialist legal defence to independent media. MLDI does this exclusively and with great results. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 9 May 2016

9 05 2016

Weekly Round UPThe media and law news this week was dominated by the attempts of the British press to undermine another  privacy injunction.  This injunction relates to a story which noone contended related to a public  interest story and which the press has been aware of for 5 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 2 May 2016

2 05 2016

Website-News-RoundupThe most important media law news story of last week was the decision of Mr Justice Mann allowing a number phone-hacking damages claims against The Sun to proceed. News Group Newspapers (NGN), which has already settled more than 1,000 phone hacking claims against the News of the World now faces a substantial number of claims against its daily title. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sun, Rebekah Brooks and a Rampage of Unethical Conduct – Brian Cathcart

29 04 2016

New Sunday Sun tabloidThat was a bad week for the Sun. First the Hillsborough verdict removed the last shred of doubt that the paper’s infamous ‘The Truth’ front page report on the disaster was entirely untrue. Read the rest of this entry »

Stalking: why aren’t we doing enough to stop it? – Max Campbell

29 04 2016

harassmentFollowing reports about the seven year ordeal suffered by Lily Allen, stalking is back in the mainstream media.  Most people will be familiar with the term ‘stalking’.  Unfortunately, familiarity can breed contempt: many people, including, significantly, many Police Officers, still either fundamentally misunderstand what stalking is, or fail to appreciate how serious a problem it presents for our society.  As a result, many victims receive poor advice and little, if any, protection. Read the rest of this entry »


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