Law and Media Round Up – 22 October 2012

Belatedly cross-posting from Monday…

The Jimmy Savile scandal continues to dominate news headlines, with focus on the BBC’s decision to drop its Newsnight film. Reports in the The Times (£), Channel 4, the Independent and elsewhere quote internal emails between the production team.

The CPS has extended its series of roundtables on prosecuting cases involving social media to sport: an event in November will include representatives from the FA, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the British Olympic Association and the Rugby Football Union.

The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, has vetoed the release of letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers, after the Upper Tribunal found in favour of disclosure on 18 September 2012 (Evans v Information Commissioner [2012] UKUT 313 (AAC)). Nick Cohen comments on the decision in the Observer here.

Read the Law and Media Round Up [22 October 2012] in full on Inforrm’s Blog.

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