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Tag Archives: bbc
There’s an excellent piece by Paul Lashmar, investigative journalist and lecturer at Brunel University, on openDemocracy this week, examining the role of – and implications for – investigative journalism in the recent ‘BBC debacle’. I was particularly interested in the … Continue reading
Stewart Purvis, professor of television journalism at City University London (formerly of ITN and Ofcom) has been carefully tracking the detail around ex-BBC director-general Mark Thompson’s legal interaction with the Sunday Times, following the newspaper’s questions about the BBC’s handling … Continue reading
Since writing this, there have already been new developments in the unfolding crisis at the BBC following its Newsnight programme on child abuse. But this is the media law week that was, rounded up here: Law and Media Round Up … Continue reading
This week’s round up, previously posted on the Inforrm blog, features Frankie Boyle’s successful libel case, the BBC fallout out following further allegations about Jimmy Savile and media regulation debated in the House of Lords. Additionally, since the round up … Continue reading
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
Fewer big libel and privacy stories to report this week, but Twitterers have been particularly lively on the media ethics front, primarily in relation to Independent columnist Johann Hari’s admission of his interview ‘etiquette’ and the subsequent fallout. Meanwhile, a … Continue reading