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Gideon Benaim: Payments for private information and the regulation of journalism

Gideon Benaim, partner at Michael Simkins LLP (formerly of Schillings), has responded to my question about the potential regulation of payments for private information, in a blog post for Inforrm. He argues that “unless there is a legitimate public interest … Continue reading

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The role of the “public mood”

In my research I keep bumping up against the confusingly thorny – if woolly – issue of the “public interest”, a concept at the heart of media debates, the Leveson Inquiry and recent privacy and libel cases. There is surprisingly … Continue reading

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Event: Libel reform: in the public’s interest?

Tonight I’m off to an Inforrm / Media Standards Trust debate at Gray’s Inn looking at the implications of libel reform for the public. More about it here. It The event will be chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy.  The panel … Continue reading

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