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- Discussion @pressgazette on appropriate role for journalists when reporting tragic events: bit.ly/2rD5ZR8 cc. @sallyanneduncan 1 hour ago
- RT @DartCenter: Those covering #Manchester bombing: see tips for interviewing survivors, self-care, working w/traumatic imagery https://t.c… 1 hour ago
- will be responding to this as user of the privacy injunction data: as @inforrm recently observed, the stats are inc… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hour ago
- judge in charge of RCJ media list is consulting on procedural issues incl. privacy injunction stats via @inforrm bit.ly/2rCJuff 1 hour ago
- RT @infolawcentre: Event: Responding to the WannaCry Attack: Future of UK Cybersecurity Policymaking with @sjmurdoch & Prof David Wall. htt… 1 hour ago
- Press Gazette: Police force behind Newsnight laptop seizure reveals BBC did not contest Terrorism Ac... bit.ly/1kWINpV #medialaw 1 year ago
- RT @JTownend: ...contacted by @igavels about inappropriate use of gavel in @meejalaw logo … there’s a Tumblr of course: http://t.co/o3EERPG… 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS: Guidance on cases involving Communications sent via Social Media: bit.ly/1zgEoBh #medialaw 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS release: Crown Office sets out social media prosecution policy: bit.ly/1zEniLY #medialaw 2 years ago
- RT @infolawcentre: New post: An open and linkable Leveson report… inspiration for legal and policy documents? bit.ly/1xWxXEC cc @ro… 2 years ago
Monthly Archives: December 2010
This blog will take a bit of a break over the Xmas period. It’s still a young blog and I’d appreciate ideas for how to develop it. What kinds of topics would be people like to see covered? Would a … Continue reading
Forgive the poor headline, but worth flagging up that according to Times media reporter Alexi Mostrous, the judge has given him permission to tweet from Westminster magistrates court during Wikileaks editor Julian Assange’s appeal for bail. Mostrous writes on Twitter: … Continue reading
It’s time to re-visit the question of injunctions and how one finds out about them. No centralised database exists and Ministry of Justice plans for one have been shelved, as first revealed here. But an anonymised case last month sheds … Continue reading
What happens, as a journalist, when you think a court order should be challenged? It’s something I started to look into for a piece on courts transparency earlier this year. Ed Walker, online communities editor at Media Wales (publisher of … Continue reading
As reported by Roy Greenslade and Journalism.co.uk, London’s Southwark Council has agreed to allow audio recordings of its meetings, following a request by local news site London SE1. Videoing will require prior consent of the mayor. The move raises two … Continue reading
Do newspapers try to hide their corrections? It’s just a myth that they do, according to the Editors’ Code Committee secretary Ian Beales, speaking about a new amendment to the code (Clause 1 (ii)), which will see editors negotiate the … Continue reading
Last month, as previously reported on this blog, leading lawyers, academics and journalists debated the future shape of libel reform at the Reframing Libel event at City University London. The BBC College of Journalism has kindly made its video footage … Continue reading