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Category Archives: super injunctions
This is pretty funny, via the Taiwan based NMA TV:
It was no legal secret that BBC presenter and former political correspondent Andrew Marr had secured an injunction in early 2008, preventing newspapers from reporting details about his private life. But this week was the first time the private information … Continue reading
This week I helped the Inforrm blog put together a list of privacy injunction hearings, to contribute to the debate about super and anonymous injunctions. Versions of the post have appeared on the BBC College of Journalism and the Italian-English … Continue reading
One of the highlights for me at Tuesday’s Defamation & Privacy conference was a speedy history of super injunctions by Gillian Phillips, director of editorial legal services for the Guardian. It built on a presentation by One Brick Court’s Manuel … Continue reading
Champing at the bit to round up this week’s British media law news, because there’s been so much of interest. Since I missed last week’s missive, I’ve added a few older ones too. First up, libel. A number of cases … Continue reading
It’s time to re-visit the question of injunctions and how one finds out about them. No centralised database exists and Ministry of Justice plans for one have been shelved, as first revealed here. But an anonymised case last month sheds … Continue reading
Chandler 'super injunction': 'No public interest in breaking the law, simply to claim a scoop,' says BBC World News editor
“[S]ome months ago, the family of Paul and Rachel Chandler sought what is known as a “super-injunction”, prohibiting the media from reporting any developments in their case,” writes BBC World News editor, Jon Williams on the BBC Editors’ Blog following the … Continue reading