Meeja Law, written by Judith Townend, is about media law and ethics for online publishers, with a specific focus on English law.

I’m a journalist, researcher and lecturer. My two main jobs are as Research Associate at the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster and lecturer in the Department of Journalism, City University London.

My PhD research, based at City University London’s centre for law, justice and journalism,  looks at legal restraints on the media, particularly the pre-publication process. I’m also very interested in opening up courts data and information. You can read more about my research here.


I helped set up the successful ‘Hacks and Hacker Hack Day’ UK & Ireland tour for the data mining site Scraperwiki, a winner of the Knight News Challenge 2011.  I have written for  BBC College of Journalism, Global Voices Online, Inforrm, the Guardian, the Media Standards Trust blog, Index on Censorship and Insite. In 2010 I was involved with the citizen-led campaign to End Child Detention Now.

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DISCLAIMER: This site contains general information only. This site does not contain legal advice. This site is not responsible for the content of external sites. Enquiries should be made to: jt.townend@gmail.com.

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