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What Leveson missed: 10th anniversary conference of the Institute of Communication Ethics – 25 October 2013

Last week journalist/lawyer David Allen Green asked how many of his Twitter followers had actually consulted the Leveson Inquiry report since its release.  The instant response was fairly muted and confined to a handful of academics and campaigners. Whether or … Continue reading

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The ‘public’ in the Public Inquiry

This post originally appeared in Three-D Issue 20 – the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (Meccsa) newsletter.  The public was supposed to be at the heart of the Leveson Inquiry. When it was announced, David Cameron described how the … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 18 March 2013

Here is yesterday’s Law and Media Round Up  (18 March 2013), but things have moved on since then, of course, with the publication of the cross-party agreed Draft Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press and amendments made to the … Continue reading

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New paper: Leveson online – A publicly reported inquiry

My paper on public access to the Leveson Inquiry has been published in the new issue of Ethical Space, The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Abstract: The Leveson Inquiry has broken new ground for court and political reporting: for the first … Continue reading

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Rudyard Kipling and the media: ‘Tell it to the public press / And we will do the rest’

A recently discovered poem by Rudyard Kipling, written in 1899, fits the current Leveson/press regulation theme quite neatly – it voices the poet’s frustrations with media questions, opening “Why don’t you write a play – / Why don’t you cut your hair?“. … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 2 December 2012

This week’s round up leads with Leveson, of course, but there are other media law developments too: in O’Dwyer v ITV [2012] EWHC 3321, Maisto v Kyrgiannakis and Mengi v Hermitage [2012] EWHC 3445 (QB). Full Law and Media Round … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 26 November 2012

Here’s the link to this week’s law and media round up on Inforrm’s Blog: on the McAlpine libel cases, the much-anticipated Leveson Inquiry report (due out on Thursday 29 November) and much more …

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Law and Media Round Up – 15 October 2012

Inforrm's Blog We lead with criminal, rather than civil, law developments relating to media and communications. There have been a spate of prosecutions relating to social media use: a teenager from Lancashire was imprisoned for sick and grossly offensive jokes … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 17 September 2012

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Leveson’s Legacy: Beyond dusty tomes and 21st century buzzwords

This post first appeared on the Center for Global Communication Studies blog, at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.  “The one thing I am determined not to do is to produce a document which simply sits on the … Continue reading

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