Law and Media Round Up – 27 March 2017

27 03 2017

The murderous terror attack in Westminster this week raised difficult question about journalistic ethics, with a number of newspapers being criticised for publishing pictures of the dead and injured which, it was suggested, were ‘too intrusive.’ Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 19

26 03 2017

The 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 »





Hong Kong: Freedom of the (Entertainment) Press, Part 2. Other Objectionable Materials – David Ma

24 03 2017

The entertainment press should behave responsibly and evaluate whether the materials are legally sourced and whether their publication would be legal to steer clear of criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits. Read the rest of this entry »





Hong Kong: Freedom of the (Entertainment) Press: Part 1, Data Privacy and Public Interest – David Ma

23 03 2017

The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“Commissioner”) examined the relationship between freedom of the press and personal data (“PD”) in the context of paparazzi and the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) in Reports R12-9159 [pdf] and R12-9164 [pdf]. The appeals to the Commissioner’s decisions were dismissed by the Administrative Appeals Board (“AAB”) in Appeal Nos 5/2012 [pdf] and 6/2012 [pdf].  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 March 2017

20 03 2017

George Osborne’s appointment as the editor of the Evening Standard this week “sparked responses ranging from the humorous to the incredulous“.  Dominic Ponsford in the Press Gazette said that the appointment “raises serious practical and ethical questions.Read the rest of this entry »





George Osborne, the Evening Standard and the Conservative media establishment – Angela Phillips

18 03 2017

The appointment of George Osborne, a Conservative MP and former chancellor of the exchequer, as editor of the Evening Standard was, to put it mildly, a surprise to many. But the move only makes more explicit the newspaper’s close ties to the Conservative Party. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up No. 18

15 03 2017

The 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.
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