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- Here's the gov.uk story bit.ly/2yxGku7 and consultation page bit.ly/2yxGkKD #HEfreedomofspeech twitter.com/JTownend/statu… 2 days ago
- No sign of official announcement on @JoJohnsonUK or HE minister pgs bit.ly/2yydk5z / bit.ly/2yyi7UF #HEfreedomofspeech 3 days ago
- where is official announcement, or only via Times (paywalled)? Too important not to have widely available to public… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 days ago
- Seem a rather different direction of travel from introduction of new #Prevent event policies - how do these fit in? twitter.com/heather_prkr/s… 3 days ago
- v. problematic - given that no platform policies generally student unions / NUS - heavyhanded enforcement not a way… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 days ago
- Press Gazette: Police force behind Newsnight laptop seizure reveals BBC did not contest Terrorism Ac... bit.ly/1kWINpV #medialaw 1 year ago
- RT @JTownend: ...contacted by @igavels about inappropriate use of gavel in @meejalaw logo … there’s a Tumblr of course: http://t.co/o3EERPG… 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS: Guidance on cases involving Communications sent via Social Media: bit.ly/1zgEoBh #medialaw 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS release: Crown Office sets out social media prosecution policy: bit.ly/1zEniLY #medialaw 2 years ago
- RT @infolawcentre: New post: An open and linkable Leveson report… inspiration for legal and policy documents? bit.ly/1xWxXEC cc @ro… 2 years ago
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Last week was once again dominated by the Leveson Inquiry, with oral evidence from a variety of high profile figures: some famous for their role in entertainment and sport; others thrown into the limelight by traumatic circumstances. Read my full … Continue reading
There are two new posts over on the Inforrm blog, covering events this week. One on how the Leveson Inquiry is open to all via livestream and tweet; the second reports last night’s Media Society debate at Westminster University, ‘The … Continue reading
On format… Excellent! Leveson Inquiry hearings into press regulation showing live from 10:30 today – see levesoninquiry.org.uk/hear… /via @LegalWeek Adam Wagner November 14, 2011 3:48:24 AM EST ReplyRetweet Linking to mainstream media… Good. MT @BBCr4today “representation of tabloid … Continue reading
Tom Watson MP and member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has reported on his blog that Roy Greenslade has just revealed that six months ago, members of the DCMS Select Committee were the targets of covert surveillance by … Continue reading
“To this [civil] liberty, the greatest danger is always posed by those who are the most powerful in the country by dint of their positions, estate, or wealth. Not only can they easily abuse the power they hold, but also … Continue reading
This post by Angela Daly originally appeared on the MediaLaws.eu site Earlier this year the British government started to consider new legislation on the topic of defamation, with the publication of a consultation on a draft Defamation Bill in March … Continue reading
In case you were wondering where the Meeja Law mop-ups had disappeared to, I’ve been doing the weekly round ups for the Inforrm media law blog. The latest one can be found here. It reports latest developments in media law, … Continue reading
MediaAcT is a European research project comparing media accountability and transparency systems and examining digital engagement, such as blogging. The study covers Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Tunisia and the UK. Funded under … Continue reading