Monthly Archives: November 2011

Inforrm Law and Media Round Up: 28 November 2011

Last week was once again dominated by the Leveson Inquiry, with oral evidence from a variety of high profile figures: some famous for their role in entertainment and sport; others thrown into the limelight by traumatic circumstances. Read my full … Continue reading

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What would the Man on the Clapham Omnibus make of digital media law?

The view of the “reasonable man” on the Clapham Omnibus has been considered since (at least) 1932, but what would he make of behaviour in the digital environment? I’ve long been interested in the comprehension of media law by normal, … Continue reading

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The media regulation party continues…

There are two new posts over on the Inforrm blog, covering events this week. One on how the Leveson Inquiry is open to all via livestream and tweet; the second reports last night’s Media Society debate at Westminster University, ‘The … Continue reading

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Leveson Inquiry Day One – the tweets

On format… “ Excellent! Leveson Inquiry hearings into press regulation showing live from 10:30 today – see… /via @LegalWeek Adam Wagner November 14, 2011 3:48:24 AM EST ReplyRetweet Linking to mainstream media… “ Good. MT @BBCr4today “representation of tabloid … Continue reading

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MPs and surveillance: 2009, not six months ago?

Tom Watson MP and member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has reported on his blog that Roy Greenslade has just revealed that six months ago, members of the DCMS Select Committee were the targets of covert surveillance by … Continue reading

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Leveson Inquiry – follow the tweets live

And so begins day one of the formal Leveson Inquiry, in Court 73 at the Royal Courts of Justice. Proceedings will be streamed live from 10:30am today on the relaunched Leveson Inquiry website. The public can attend hearings although seating … Continue reading

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The sting of free expression: Forsskål, Rusbridger and Murdoch

“To this [civil] liberty, the greatest danger is always posed by those who are the most powerful in the country by dint of their positions, estate, or wealth. Not only can they easily abuse the power they hold, but also … Continue reading

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Guest post: Online content and defamation – the emerging British approach

This post by Angela Daly originally appeared on the site Earlier this year the British government started to consider new legislation on the topic of defamation, with the publication of a consultation on a draft Defamation Bill in March … Continue reading

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Monday miscellaneous

In case you were wondering where the Meeja Law mop-ups had disappeared to, I’ve been doing the weekly round ups for the Inforrm media law blog. The latest one can be found here. It reports latest developments in media law, … Continue reading

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Journalists’ views needed for EU research project

MediaAcT  is a European research project comparing media accountability and transparency systems and examining digital engagement, such as blogging. The study covers Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Tunisia and the UK. Funded under … Continue reading

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