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News – Lord Hunt: Journalism is already ‘subject to the most extensive legal inhibitions, guidance and codes’
Inforrm's Blog There is no need for statutory media regulation because there are a whole range of statutory controls that presently exist, Lord Hunt of Wirral said at the launch of the new edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists … Continue reading
Inforrm's Blog The former chairman of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi has been ordered to pay £90,000 damages in a libel action brought by cricketer Chris Cairns, over tweets published in early 2010. As Gervase de Wilde reported for … Continue reading
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By PA Media Lawyer The press needs to lift its game if the principle of open justice is to be maintained, a senior QC has warned. Part of the rationale for open justice…
On format… Excellent! Leveson Inquiry hearings into press regulation showing live from 10:30 today – see levesoninquiry.org.uk/hear… /via @LegalWeek Adam Wagner November 14, 2011 3:48:24 AM EST ReplyRetweet Linking to mainstream media… Good. MT @BBCr4today “representation of tabloid … Continue reading