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 knottier issues at play here. Libel seems to be have been forgotten about in all the privacy hoo-hah, although Prescott’s successful fight for a judicial review over phone hacking did get some attention.
Super injunctions… what else?
- Media Guardian>>A matter of will: Privacy injunctions
- TIME>> The Great British Battle Between Privacy and the Press
- IPMediaLaw>>CTB – The Next Chapter : Why is the Superinjunction still in place?
- IPMediaLaw>>A Farewell To Arms – Is Twitter about to make its greatest “Fail” yet and hand over user details to CTB?
- Tugendhat J’s judgment>> CTB v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 1334 (QB) (23 May 2011)
- Media Guardian>>There is more to privacy law than injunctions on secrets
- Press Gazette>>Sun and Mirror press on with Ryan Giggs revelations
- Press Gazette>>Ramsay father-in-law loses press gag bid
- Media Guardian>>Were the media safe to name Ryan Giggs?
- HTFP>> PCC: ‘We’d have gagged press over Giggs’
- Press Gazette>>Peta Buscombe: Ryan Giggs should have come to us
- Inforrm>>Case Comment: Goodwin v News Group Newspapers – Edward Craven
- HTFP>> Contempt joins privacy as hot topic
- Press Gazette>>MP John Hemming names injunction-row footballer
- Hansard: Commons debates: Injunctions, 3.31 pm
- Media Guardian>>Privacy: the high politics of low gossip
- Love and Garbage>> What should CTB have done to protect his position in Scotland?
- Love and Garbage>> Superinjunctions, anonymised injunctions and Scotland
Public v private musings
- NYTimes>> The Gossip Machine, Churning Out Cash
- MST>> Has the value of the public interest test been fatally undermined?
- Index on Censorship>> What next for privacy?
- Kenan Malik>> For privacy. Against privacy laws
Also see Meeja Law’s updating super injunction page defining and tracking recent cases.
Private Eye’s latest issue (left) continues with the super injunction theme, but finds space for phone hacking too. Its quote of the week:
“”I never imagined I would write for the News of the World because I suppose it is like making a deal with the devil, or sleeping with the enemy. But I don’t feel compromised and it has been one of my better decisions.” – Ulrika Jonsson, columnist on the News of the World from 2003-07, speaking in 2005. She is now suing rhe paper for hacking into her mobile phone.”
- Out-Law.com>>High Court allows judicial review into Met handling of phone hacking case
- Guardian>> Phone hacking: journalist’s lawsuit against NoW revives ‘spying’ claims
Sorry, did you say sorry?
- UK Human Rights Blog: Must lawyers blog and tweet?
- Halsbury’s Law Exchange » Journalists and court hearings
Media law tweet of the week
RT @caitlinmoran: One thing that would improve the press immensely is a PCC ruling that apologies take up equal space to the original story.
Media law quote of the week
Mr Justice Eady, giving judgment in CTB v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 1326 (QB):
Mr Spearman raises the alternative argument, verging on the bathetic, that The Sun should at least be allowed to tell the Claimant’s wife what it knows, or thinks it knows. This is a difficult one to follow. NGN is a media group legitimately interested in making profits from communicating to the world at large … It surely does not aspire to the role of social worker or “relationship counsellor“….