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
The survey is part of Judith Townend’s doctoral project at the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism (CLJJ), City University London. The research project, which has been given ethical approval by the CLJJ, explores how journalists and online writers are affected by libel and privacy law, as well as other social and legal factors. It will draw attention to the issues faced by online writers and journalists, and help inform the development of resources in this area.
The questionnaire can be found here:
About this questionnaire
- This questionnaire is open to all types of journalists and online writers who expect their readership to be predominantly based in England and/or Wales.
- Please answer the questions as fully as possible. It should take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete, depending on your experiences and views. Some questions require an answer so you can be taken to the next relevant question.
- All data will be collected anonymously with no identification of organisations or individuals.
- The information you have submitted will included in a final report to be published in 2013/14, which may be used for future online and print publications. Please contact Judith Townend with any questions, or to obtain the final results.
Full contact details
Judith Townend, c/o Peter Aggar, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8167
Information about libel and privacy
The BBC College of Journalism and the Liberty Guide to Human Rights has summaries of the law relevant to this survey on their sites, which you can find at the links below: