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Category Archives: broadcasting
There’s an excellent piece by Paul Lashmar, investigative journalist and lecturer at Brunel University, on openDemocracy this week, examining the role of – and implications for – investigative journalism in the recent ‘BBC debacle’. I was particularly interested in the … Continue reading
Stewart Purvis, professor of television journalism at City University London (formerly of ITN and Ofcom) has been carefully tracking the detail around ex-BBC director-general Mark Thompson’s legal interaction with the Sunday Times, following the newspaper’s questions about the BBC’s handling … 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
[Also posted on the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism blog]. The Court of Justice of the European Union has released Advocate General Kokott’s opinion on Murphy v Media Protection Services and FA Premier League v QC Leisure [PDF]. To … Continue reading