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Monthly Archives: January 2013
A round up of last week’s media law developments (it was pretty quiet on the libel and privacy front) can be found at at Inforrm’s Blog. Advertisements
There is little disagreement with the idea that there should be increased public access to legal proceedings, but how it should be done creates some debate. As I’ve written before, online publication of court records has developed in a piecemeal … Continue reading
We’re nearing the end of January and we’ve already seen a flurry of media law activity: this week’s round up covers defamation statements in open court, a privacy injunction and two PCC adjudications (not upheld). And what are the legal … Continue reading
A resource list for community journalists and bloggers, from my presentation at Cardiff University’s Community Journalism Conference on 16 January 2013. Additionally, I will keep the survey about legal resources and experiences for attendees and followers of the conference open … Continue reading
Media law for hyperlocals and community media: a survey for the Cardiff Community Journalism conference #cjc13
I’m at the Cardiff Community Journalism conference, marking the launch of the Centre for Community Journalism. I am involved in the workshops covering media law, regulation and accreditation and will share some resources here in due course. In the meantime, … Continue reading
The second media law round up of the year – at Inforrm’s Blog.
The first round up of 2013. A little quieter than normal, but things will pick up next week, when Parliament is sitting and the Hilary term has begun at the High Court. Full Law and Media Round Up [7 January … Continue reading
My review of the media and legal news for 2012 is now published on the Inforrm blog in three parts: Part 1: January – April Part 2: May – August Part 3: September – December And if you fancy a … Continue reading