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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Chat show host Piers Morgan, who believes he may be perceived as a “young British upstart” in the US, has questioned the Guardian’s moral and ethical position as “great bishops of all things moral in the print trade”. Listen to … Continue reading
This is pretty funny, via the Taiwan based NMA TV:
It was no legal secret that BBC presenter and former political correspondent Andrew Marr had secured an injunction in early 2008, preventing newspapers from reporting details about his private life. But this week was the first time the private information … Continue reading
Midweek media law mop up: Privacy rights and children; NMT Medical closure; and phone hacking coverage visualised
Just in time for the long bank holiday weekend, here’s this week’s media law news and comment round up. There has been lot of chatter around privacy injunctions, especially in regards to children’s rights and more will no doubt follow … Continue reading
Midweek media law mop up: Third phone hacking arrest; HuffPo bloggers' legal row; and anonymous injunctions listed
This week’s round up comes as yet more phone hacking news breaks: a third arrest has been made and the Guardian reports that further police searches of News of the World HQ are expected. Seventeen cases are listed on the … Continue reading
This week I helped the Inforrm blog put together a list of privacy injunction hearings, to contribute to the debate about super and anonymous injunctions. Versions of the post have appeared on the BBC College of Journalism and the Italian-English … Continue reading
Midweek media law mop up: Phone hacking arrests; BBC Four's See You In Court; & new Defamation Joint Committee
Here’s this week’s round up of media law news from sunny London. Phone hacking and defamation reform, as usual, dominate. Hopefully we won’t inadvertently include any legal April Fools. Defamation Inforrm>>Defamation Update: Part 3 – Heather Rogers QC FT.com>> Libel … Continue reading
Twenty-seven teams from 18 different countries gathered in Oxford last week to compete in the fourth Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition organised by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, … Continue reading