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- RT @PaulbernalUK: Could the key to dissenting opinions in the House of Lords and Supreme Court be the location of the coffee pot? #slsnottm 5 days ago
- McEwan inspired by reading judgments MT @onradio4now: Open Book: Ian McEwan on his new novel The Children Act bit.ly/1wauD4u 1 week ago
- RT @jonhew: News release: bit.ly/1nyf2GU RT @cg_williams: IPC Media - the once-mighty 'ministry of magazines' - is being rebranded … 1 week ago
- Big content analysis by @newsmatters @g_n_ramsay on coverage during 12 months after publication of Leveson Report bit.ly/1vRkdtb 1 week ago
- RT @JackofKent: Have asked @metpoliceuk if any RIPA requests have been made for lawyers' data, in view of public interest in legal professi… 1 week ago
- David Banks, Guardian: Complaining to Ipso can lead you into a tangled web: bit.ly/1wmSQrs #medialaw 3 days ago
- New book via @justicegap - The First Miscarriage of Justice: The ‘unreported and amazing’ Case of To... bit.ly/1xTS5b5 #medialaw 3 days ago
- Guardian: Readers recommend: songs about justice | Peter Kimpton: bit.ly/WPoQVm #medialaw 3 days ago
- Guardian: The readers’ editor on… the Guardian’s guidelines on using anonymous quotes: bit.ly/1rWee3u #medialaw 1 week ago
- City University London: Debating access to personal data - David Haynes' view: bit.ly/1re9aDq #medialaw 1 week ago
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Open Justice Week: Scottish court refuses permission to tweet; English High Court allows media access to phone hacking court documents
A quick update on recent open justice themed developments. The Open Justice UK group has been refused permission to live tweet a case in Scotland, as Cristiana Theodoli (@_cric) explains here. While journalists have applied to tweet and tweeting was … Continue reading
This guest post is written by Paul Gibbons, aka FoI Man. Today (Monday 20th February), a group of us are formally launching a new campaign. As the title of this post suggests, we are campaigning to #saveFOI. This week sees … Continue reading
I’ve rounded up the past week in media law over at the Inforrm blog. The coming week should be a bit quieter, with no significant hearings listed in the courts, the House of Commons in recess and the Leveson Inquiry … Continue reading
I didn’t make it to last week’s Bindmans debate at UCL, “Freedom of the Press versus Privacy Rights: Time for Parliament to draw the line?” but fortunately Adam Fellows (@fellowsadam and @eatplaylaw on Twitter) has written it up for those … Continue reading
Cross-post: Press ‘omerta’ – How newspapers’ failure to report the phone hacking scandal exposed the limitations of media accountability
Cross-posted on the Media Standards Trust blog, by Daniel Bennett and Judith Townend “[Nick] Davies’s work…has gained no traction at all in the rest of Fleet Street, which operates under a system of omerta so strict that it would secure … Continue reading
This article by Professor John Tulloch, Lincoln School of Journalism, is an extract from The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial, edited by Richard Lance Keeble and John Mair (Arima 2012). The book will be launched at an event in … Continue reading
Yesterday I blogged about a new Scottish initiative for ‘Open Justice Week‘, starting Monday 27 February. Its organisers have since replied to my questions – their answers are shared below: How will your partnership with the Guardian work? We are … Continue reading