Law and Media Round Up – 19 June 2017 [Updated]

19 06 2017

The horrors of the Grenfell Tower fire dominated the media last week.  A number of issues were raised about the conduct of journalists pursuing stories about the tragedy. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 12 June 2017

12 06 2017

The press reacted “with shock” to the general election result.  The sustained personal attacks of the Sun, Mail and Express on Jeremy Corbyn failed to persuade the voters to support the Conservative Party. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 5 June 2017

5 06 2017

This week saw the publication of the Civil Justice statistics for the Royal Courts of Justice 2016.  These show a 17% decrease in the number of issued defamation claims from 2015 to 2016, from 135 down to 112.  We will have a post on this later in the week. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 29 May 2017 [Updated]

30 05 2017

The news this week was dominated by the senseless terrorist murders in Manchester on Monday. The blanket media coverage gave rise to a number of issues, some of which are discussed in a post by Des Freedman. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 May 2017

22 05 2017

This was the week in which the party general election manifestos were published.  Perhaps unsurprisingly there were sharp differences on press regulation and Leveson. The Labour Manifesto [pdf] promised to implement the recommendations of Part One of the Leveson Inquiry and to commence Part Two.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 15 May 2017 [Updated]

15 05 2017

The General Election campaign is beginning to gain momentum with a leak of the draft Labour Manifesto.  Nevertheless, as Loughborough University reports, Theresa May has dominated press coverage so far. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 8 May 2017

8 05 2017

On 1 May 2017 the Home Affairs Select Committee released a report criticising social media companies for failing to tackle illegal and dangerous content. The Committee recommended that the Government should assess whether failure to remove illegal material is in itself a crime and, if not, how the law should be strengthened.   Read the rest of this entry »