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Category Archives: guest post
Dr Damian Carney proposes the setting up of a new regulatory body for the press providing strong remedies for complainants, better internal controls on ethics and complaints – and enough independence from government and industry to appease the general public … Continue reading
By Lawrence McNamara With the Justice and Security Bill due soon, some interesting issues are arising around the use of closed material proceedings in Employment Tribunals. Under Rule 54 of the regulations that govern procedure, closed proceedings and the exclusion … 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 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
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
This post by Angela Daly originally appeared on the MediaLaws.eu 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
The hyperlocal site, VentnorBlog, was at the High Court at the end of July, to cover a Leave Hearing for a Judicial Review between an Isle of Wight resident and the Isle of Wight council. In this guest post, VB’s … Continue reading
In this guest post, Cleland Thom, a media trainer, argues that there is a “frightening range” of English legislation that inhibits good journalism There is an increasing range of legislation that can criminalise journalists. The alleged law-breaking by journalists at … Continue reading
Guest post: The future of regulation as seen by Barry Turner, senior lecturer in media law, the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, Nottingham Trent University At last Friday’s dramatic press conference the Prime Minister announced that two inquiries would be … Continue reading
Guest post by Jon Slattery Torture is how the Sun sums up what the family of Millie Dowler were put through during the trial of Levi Bellfield. The story is aimed at the treatment of the family by defence lawyers … Continue reading