Category Archives: media law

Coming soon: People Power – A user’s guide to democracy

An “accessible guide to democracy in Britain” will be published by Bantam Press (Transworld) next month, covering topics including national and local government,  free speech, the internet and the rule of law. The author of People Power, Dan Jellinek, is … Continue reading

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Privacy and restrictions on disclosure in Tribunals

As a postscript to my post on open courts and the ‘right to be forgotten’: PA Media Lawyer has highlighted that a new Rule 50 of the Employment Tribunal Regulations 2013 stipulates a new provision for “Privacy and restrictions on … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Ups – 3 / 10 June 2013

You can find recent law and media round ups at Inforrm’s blog: 10 June 2013 | Inforrm’s Blog 3 June 2013 | Inforrm’s Blog I would also highly recommend another round up on the media law scene, on law and … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 13 May 2013

Last week’s round up: The Guardian is attempting to overturn the Attorney General’s veto of the publication of Prince Charles’ correspondence with seven Government departments. An application for judicial review was heard over two days last week by the Lord … Continue reading

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Announcement: Launch of new survey on the legal experiences and views of journalists and online publishers

A new survey for journalists and bloggers, which can be found at this link, aims to collect information about their experiences of and views on libel and privacy law A system of arbitration is at the heart of Lord Justice … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 6 May 2013

On 3 May 2013, journalists, lawyers, academics and campaigners marked World Press Freedom Day. Article 19 launched ‘The Right to Blog’ – a new policy paper “that calls for lawmakers to better promote and protect the rights of bloggers domestically … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 29 April 2013

The biggest news of the week is that the Defamation Bill received Royal Assent and is now the Defamation Act 2013, three years after the publication of Lord Lester’s original Defamation Bill. Inforrm reported the news and context here; a … Continue reading

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The legal relevance of being a ‘blog’: a ‘pretty straightforward’ definition?

We are comfortable that there is a clear articulation of “blog” and “news”. Blogs are to do with the expression of the point of view of an individual or group of individuals. That is pretty straightforward, although, as with everything … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 22 April 2013

There’s already quite a bit of new stuff to add to this, but here’s the media law round up for last week: at Inforrm’s Blog.

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What’s libel got to do with it? Looking at the Royal Charter’s Arbitration process proposals

A crucial part of the draft Royal Charter is Clause 22, Schedule 3, on Arbitration services. Carl Gardner has previously written about the reasons that a lone blogger might want to be able to access these. Draft Royal Charter, Clauses … Continue reading

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