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 on contra mundum injunctions. News broke on Wednesday that the company suing the cardiologist Dr Peter Wilmshurst for libel has gone out of business.  Inforrm has just published my pieceillustrating the varying level of coverage of phone hacking at national newspapers. Here’s a pie chart showing the number of Sunday newspaper stories on phone hacking, 2006-11, by title [Source: Nexis®].

Phone hacking

Privacy

Defamation

Press regulation

Open justice

Police & papers

Twitter joke trial

Copyright

Newsroom disputes

Related judgments

Resource of the week

It’s good to see that the newly designed Hold the Front Page site has a specific media law section now, which makes it easier follow their stories by RSS.

You can find a full stream of aggregated media law news via @medialawUK on Twitter; and Meeja Law tweets go out via @meejalaw. Contact me via @jtownend or jt.townend [at] gmail.com. Relevant journalism and law events here: https://meejalaw.com/events/.

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One Response to Midweek media law mop up: Privacy rights and children; NMT Medical closure; and phone hacking coverage visualised

  1. Pingback: Law and Media Round Up – 25 April 2011 « Inforrm's Blog

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