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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Matt Buck on the law, court injunctions and social media…
Has the media’s coverage of super injunctions finally peaked? Probably not… This round up would have to be done in installments to include all the coverage. Instead, this week’s summary will include some of the more thoughtful posts on the … Continue reading
Download Lord Neuberger’s super injunction committee report and a transcript of press conference proceedings at this link, or read the embedded documents below*. An updated history of super injunctions, with definitions, can be found on this page: https://meejalaw.com/super-injunctions/ *Readers by … Continue reading
Two very interesting vacancies that may be of interest to Meeja Law’s readers; one academic, one journalistic. Post-doctoral research officer, PCMLP, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford “The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) seeks to appoint … Continue reading
I’m afraid I don’t have time to do this week’s round up, as I’m busy with academic research and writing about Lord Neuberger’s new report on super injunctions. A report of the press conference will be appearing on the Inforrm … Continue reading
The noise around super injunctions is getting louder, especially in tabloid quarters. But, as Alan Rusbridger said this week in his Anthony Sampson speech, the newspapers’ approach to the public interest is often inconsistent: “We sometimes send confusing signals about … Continue reading
You can read the speech for yourself here (it went online before he’d even delivered it, doing the conscientious live tweeters out of a job), but I thought it worth flagging up a couple of Alan Rusbridger’s comments from last … Continue reading
End of week media law mop up: Ian Tomlinson inquest; super injunction rumours; and Cameron defence of PCC
Since we missed last week’s round up, here’s a bumper crop with stories from the previous fortnight. Super injunctions are still on everyone’s lips, following a claim in Parliament that a serving MP may have sought one too; whether it’s … Continue reading