Media law mop up: Parliamentary satire; super injunction data; Morgan and Mills

It may be August, but there’s still lots of serious media law news to digest. And also some sillier stuff. Like English parliamentary rules. A send-up by the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart was banned from broadcast in the UK because it uses Parliamentary footage for satirical purposes. He responds here (where you can also watch the clip). Channel 4 explained on Twitter:

We are prevented by parliamentary rules from broadcasting parliamentary proceedings in a comedic or satrical context.

More on the rules for televising Parliament here (HT: Helen Lewis-Hasteley and @fiatpanda).

Super injunctions, remember them? Well, the Guardian has put together some useful data on them here, for download by all. Sources include Inforrm, which has its own table here, Bailii and the excellent RPC Privacy Blog. Lord Neuberger, meanwhile, has issued new practice guidance for interim non-disclosure injunctions and announced an injunction data collection pilot. More on that next week.

Phone hacking

Privacy injunctions

Media ethics

Media regulation


Contempt of Court

Internet regulation

Press freedom

Court reporting

Law blogging


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