Media law & ethics for online publishers, collected and written by Judith Townend (@jtownend). Please note that this site is no longer regularly updated.
Disclaimer: This site contains general information only. This site does not contain legal advice. This site is not responsible for the content of external sites. Enquiries should be made to:
Subscribe by email!
Research: Media lawyers, journalists and bloggersPlease get in touch with your views and experiences of libel and privacy law in England and Wales.
- Missed this by @intlawninja in Nov @thejusticegap: Did UKSC pass Bechdel Test? bit.ly/2iZjExJ <- I wonder how many cases wld pass 3 days ago
- Officially out today twitter.com/JusticeGap/sta… 3 days ago
- Via @guardiannews, @GreensladeR is giving up his daily blogging. great loss for UK media reporting and scrutiny theguardian.com/media/greensla… 6 days ago
- RT @bhcitynews: #Brighton Argus editor resigns weeks after landing top job dlvr.it/N2wtyH 6 days ago
- RT @JoshuaRozenberg: For those interested in the Briggs report and the planned online court, may I recommend my paper, newly revised: https… 6 days ago
- Press Gazette: Police force behind Newsnight laptop seizure reveals BBC did not contest Terrorism Ac... bit.ly/1kWINpV #medialaw 1 year ago
- RT @JTownend: ...contacted by @igavels about inappropriate use of gavel in @meejalaw logo … there’s a Tumblr of course: http://t.co/o3EERPG… 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS: Guidance on cases involving Communications sent via Social Media: bit.ly/1zgEoBh #medialaw 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS release: Crown Office sets out social media prosecution policy: bit.ly/1zEniLY #medialaw 2 years ago
- RT @infolawcentre: New post: An open and linkable Leveson report… inspiration for legal and policy documents? bit.ly/1xWxXEC cc @ro… 2 years ago
Tag Archives: pcc
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’
Originally posted on 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…
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