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Category Archives: newspapers
I’ve rounded up the past week in media law over at the Inforrm blog. The coming week should be a bit quieter, with no significant hearings listed in the courts, the House of Commons in recess and the Leveson Inquiry … Continue reading
This article by Professor John Tulloch, Lincoln School of Journalism, is an extract from The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial, edited by Richard Lance Keeble and John Mair (Arima 2012). The book will be launched at an event in … Continue reading
As a former rather than incumbent editor of the Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie obviously felt he could afford to take quite a cavalier approach to his Leveson evidence (perhaps playing to what he said is his “punchy”, “sort of anti-establishment” character). … Continue reading
This morning, the Daily Mail was unusually willing to name check its rival titles, including the Independent, the Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times, for applauding the paper’s bold 1997 ‘Murderers’ headline (below left), which accused five men of … Continue reading
Tom Watson MP and member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has reported on his blog that Roy Greenslade has just revealed that six months ago, members of the DCMS Select Committee were the targets of covert surveillance by … Continue reading
MediaAcT is a European research project comparing media accountability and transparency systems and examining digital engagement, such as blogging. The study covers Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Tunisia and the UK. Funded under … Continue reading
In this guest post, Cleland Thom, a media trainer, argues that there is a “frightening range” of English legislation that inhibits good journalism There is an increasing range of legislation that can criminalise journalists. The alleged law-breaking by journalists at … Continue reading
In the most dramatic development of the phone hacking scandal, since Guardian journalist Nick Davies broke his Gordon Taylor story in July 2009, it has been announced that News of the World is to close this Sunday after 168 years … Continue reading
You can read the speech for yourself here (it went online before he’d even delivered it, doing the conscientious live tweeters out of a job), but I thought it worth flagging up a couple of Alan Rusbridger’s comments from last … Continue reading