Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up

8 12 2016

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2016

5 12 2016

WeeklyRoundupThe Supreme Court will, today, sit in an unprecedented panel of 11, to hear the most important constitutional case for many years, the so called “Article 50 Brexit” case.  This has generated huge media coverage and a commendable effort by the Court to open its processes and communicate with the public. Read the rest of this entry »





Public service broadcasting: when the status quo won’t do – Des Freedman

2 12 2016

broadcastingAcademics like to talk of ‘critical junctures’: moments of great instability when different pressures and crises come together to produce the possibility of dramatic change. Read the rest of this entry »





The post-Brexit challenges for European media systems – Damian Tambini

29 11 2016

european-commission-building-flagsSince the Brexit vote, EU media policy has a new sense of urgency. It remains to be seen if member states will be more prepared to deepen media policy convergence in an attempt to protect fundamental values and rights, but last week DG Justice held a joint colloquium with DG CONNECT, discussing current challenges to media pluralism and media freedom. This is an extract from Damian Tambini’s Keynote speech to the colloquium. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 28 November 2016

28 11 2016

weeklynews1The case of Lachaux v Independent Print, the most important libel appeal of 2016 will be heard by the Court of Appeal (McFarlane, Davis and Sharp LJJ) on 29 and 30 November 2016.  This is first consideration of the “serious harm” test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 by an appellate court. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 21 November 2016

21 11 2016

Weekly Round Up 2Mirror Group Newspapers is reported to have paid out £500,000 to settle phone-hacking and other misuse of private information claims brought to 29 people including the entertainer Les Dennis, presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and EastEnders actor Steve McFadden. Many of the claimants were friends or family of the famous people targeted by journalists. Read the rest of this entry »





Why the media got it so wrong on Trump and Brexit – Richard Sambrook

17 11 2016

trumpIn the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, the US media has embarked on a flurry of self recrimination. Much of what they discuss applies equally to the UK media and the problems with news coverage of the EU referendum. Read the rest of this entry »