Media law mop up: Early Resolution launch; Bahraini activists jailed; Daily Mail's libel wars

Lots of libel related news this week.Former Times legal manager Alastair Brett and the retired High Court judge Sir Charles Gray have launched their new Early Resolution scheme, as I’ve reported on Inforrm and Index on Censorship. The Daily Mail is threatening as well as defending libel action.

While this blog focuses on developments in the UK, a number of global stories stood out this week, as a reminder of the plight of journalists and bloggers in other jurisdictions.  Twenty-one Bahraini activists, including writers, have been sentenced to harsh jail sentences – eight for life. More on Index on Censorship here and here.

It’s a sobering reminder why we need to protect the right to openly protest and debate the way in which citizens are governed. In Mexico, meanwhile, two prominent crime journalists have been killed, raising questions about the threat on freedom of expression by the drug cartels.  And in Taiwan, it’s reported that a food blogger has been fined and sentenced to 30 days in detention for criticising a restaurant.

Here’s the rest:


Libel reform



Internet regulation


Court reporting

Phone hacking


Legal costs


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1 Response to Media law mop up: Early Resolution launch; Bahraini activists jailed; Daily Mail's libel wars

  1. Pingback: Law and Media Round Up – 27 June 2011 « Inforrm's Blog

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