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Yesterday’s round up, with listings for the week ahead can be found on Inforrm’s Blog.
This week’s Law and Media Round Up – 11 February 2013, at Inforrm’s Blog.
There is little disagreement with the idea that there should be increased public access to legal proceedings, but how it should be done creates some debate. As I’ve written before, online publication of court records has developed in a piecemeal … Continue reading
This week’s round up leads with Leveson, of course, but there are other media law developments too: in O’Dwyer v ITV  EWHC 3321, Maisto v Kyrgiannakis and Mengi v Hermitage  EWHC 3445 (QB). Full Law and Media Round … Continue reading
Dr Damian Carney proposes the setting up of a new regulatory body for the press providing strong remedies for complainants, better internal controls on ethics and complaints – and enough independence from government and industry to appease the general public … Continue reading
Damian Radcliffe conducted the UK’s first review of hyperlocal media, published by NESTA in March 2012, which touched on some of the legal and regulatory issues for small local websites. He has now returned to regulation and law in more … Continue reading
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
A journalist with no formal legal training gave his name to the industry’s media law “bible”. Leonard McNae, 1902-1996, wrote the first Essential Law for Journalists for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), which was published as … Continue reading
The outgoing chairman of the Press Complaints Commission last night singled out the Guardian for allegedly misquoting her “non-stop” for the past three years. Baroness Buscombe, who will step down from the self-regulation body in the new year this week, … Continue reading