Law and Media Round Up – 5 October 2015

5 10 2015

Weekly-News-Roundup-Large-670x300Welcome back to the weekly Inforrm Law and Media Round Up after our break over August and September. The new legal term – Michaelmas –  began on Thursday 1 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Inforrm: End of Summer Break and Media Cases Listed for Michaelmas Legal Term

4 10 2015

The Inforrm summer break ends today. It has, perhaps, not been much of a summer  in England and not much of a break – with regular postings over the past two months. However, the Michaelmas legal term began on Thursday so we will be resuming weekly round ups and “term time” posting from today. Read the rest of this entry »

The Headline that wasn’t: impotent IPSO bows to the Sun – Brian Cathcart

1 10 2015

09-Emily-Brothers-on-stage-with-LGBT-Manifesto-IMG_0244-e1443525422119Two brief paragraphs written by the chair of IPSO have given us a clear insight into the power relationship between the so-called ‘toughest regulator anywhere in the developed world’ and one of the biggest papers it regulates. Read the rest of this entry »

The prime minister and the pig: inside Britain’s weirdest Twitter storm – Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

24 09 2015

David Cameron at Leveson inquirtyDid the prime minister have sexual relations with that (dead) pig? This was the question that set Twitter alight with photoshopped images, video memes and endless pig-related jokes and puns under the #piggate hashtag. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beeb, the bias and the bashing – Ivor Gaber

12 09 2015

BBC Election ResultsMy entry for the prize for the most unsurprising allegation of 2015 was the uncannily similar complaints that emanated from a number of Conservative MPs who claimed that the BBC’s reporting of the general election had been overtly pro-Labour (fat lot of good it did them, one might opine). Read the rest of this entry »

Crowdfunding: Sun Corruption Trial, reporting the re-trial of Chris Pharo and Jamie Pyatt – Martin Hickman

10 09 2015

Sun TrialRebekah Brooks is back in charge of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers – but the fall-out from the hacking scandal continues. Brooks’s news editor at the Sun, Chris Pharo, is going on trial later this month accused of making unlawful payments to a police officer.  His co-accused is Jamie Pyatt, a former Sun news editor. Read the rest of this entry »


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