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Monthly Archives: December 2010
This blog will take a bit of a break over the Xmas period. It’s still a young blog and I’d appreciate ideas for how to develop it. What kinds of topics would be people like to see covered? Would a … Continue reading
Forgive the poor headline, but worth flagging up that according to Times media reporter Alexi Mostrous, the judge has given him permission to tweet from Westminster magistrates court during Wikileaks editor Julian Assange’s appeal for bail. Mostrous writes on Twitter: … Continue reading
It’s time to re-visit the question of injunctions and how one finds out about them. No centralised database exists and Ministry of Justice plans for one have been shelved, as first revealed here. But an anonymised case last month sheds … Continue reading
What happens, as a journalist, when you think a court order should be challenged? It’s something I started to look into for a piece on courts transparency earlier this year. Ed Walker, online communities editor at Media Wales (publisher of … Continue reading
As reported by Roy Greenslade and Journalism.co.uk, London’s Southwark Council has agreed to allow audio recordings of its meetings, following a request by local news site London SE1. Videoing will require prior consent of the mayor. The move raises two … Continue reading
Do newspapers try to hide their corrections? It’s just a myth that they do, according to the Editors’ Code Committee secretary Ian Beales, speaking about a new amendment to the code (Clause 1 (ii)), which will see editors negotiate the … Continue reading
Last month, as previously reported on this blog, leading lawyers, academics and journalists debated the future shape of libel reform at the Reframing Libel event at City University London. The BBC College of Journalism has kindly made its video footage … Continue reading