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- Here's the gov.uk story bit.ly/2yxGku7 and consultation page bit.ly/2yxGkKD #HEfreedomofspeech twitter.com/JTownend/statu… 2 days ago
- No sign of official announcement on @JoJohnsonUK or HE minister pgs bit.ly/2yydk5z / bit.ly/2yyi7UF #HEfreedomofspeech 3 days ago
- where is official announcement, or only via Times (paywalled)? Too important not to have widely available to public… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 days ago
- Seem a rather different direction of travel from introduction of new #Prevent event policies - how do these fit in? twitter.com/heather_prkr/s… 3 days ago
- v. problematic - given that no platform policies generally student unions / NUS - heavyhanded enforcement not a way… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 days 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: February 2011
There will be no round up of stories this week – back next week! In the meantime, follow @meejalaw and @medialawuk on Twitter for all the latest. Advertisements
A Ukrainian businessman’s case against a Ukrainian newspaper has been declared outside the UK’s jurisdiction, by a Queen’s Bench master at the Royal Courts of Justice today. Master Leslie said that the connection to the UK jurisdiction was tenuous, but … Continue reading
Another busy week in media law land, as more protests erupt in the Middle East and phone hacking is back in the High Court. Slightly quieter on the Wikileaks front but still stories to read, including the reportedly mysterious incident … Continue reading
There’s an entertaining piece by Lewis Silkin LLP’s head of defamation, Rod Dadak, available on PA Media Lawyer this week (sadly, subscription only). He takes a look at the balancing exercise between competing rights of the parties involved in the … Continue reading
[Also posted on the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism blog]. The Court of Justice of the European Union has released Advocate General Kokott’s opinion on Murphy v Media Protection Services and FA Premier League v QC Leisure [PDF]. To … Continue reading
A mid-week round up of UK media law news and comment. Not exhaustive, of course. Apologies for its brevity. Lengthier comment next week! Libel Inforrm>>Case Law: Farrall v Kordowski – assessment of libel damages http://bit.ly/h1OdcC LSE MediaPal>>’Ordinary person’ vs ‘the … Continue reading