Monthly Archives: March 2012

McNae’s: still essential, 21 editions later

A journalist with no formal legal training gave his name to the industry’s media law “bible”. Leonard McNae, 1902-1996, wrote the first Essential Law for Journalists for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), which was published as … Continue reading

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Miscarriages of justice – ‘a bit 1980s’? No longer teatime telly but the issue lives on

Investigative journalists are no longer given adequate airtime or resources to dig up miscarriages of justice, according to a new publication by The Justice Gap. The collection of essays by lawyers, journalists, academics and campaigners launched at an event at … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 26 March 2012

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Geoffrey Robertson QC: Press ‘must do better to protect open justice’

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By PA Media Lawyer The press needs to lift its game if the principle of open justice is to be maintained, a senior QC has warned. Part of the rationale for open justice…

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Digital age poses challenge for jury trials

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By PA Media Lawyer The jury system might need to be changed to allow jurors to play a more active part in trials as a result of the advances in technology which brought…

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Law and Media Round Up – 19 March 2012

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Law and Media Round Up – 12 March 2012

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On Wednesday 29 February 2012, academics, lawyers and journalists gathered to discuss open justice in the digital age at City University London. The programme included context and history, issues for the media and…

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