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Opinion: Legal and ethical issues for televising and tweeting court – Judith Townend

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:
“In the back bedroom the duvet was half off the bed and neatly folded clothing on the bed, a bathrobe on the floor too #spy #spook“, @JonClementsITV, crime correspondent, ITV News Tweeting We are…

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Open justice: forging the digital path ahead

In a nice bit of serendipity, I discovered yesterday that the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism’s ‘Justice Wide Open‘ event on 29 February will fall in ‘Open Justice Week’, a new initiative led by James Doleman, of the Tommy … Continue reading

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Leveson Inquiry – follow the tweets live

And so begins day one of the formal Leveson Inquiry, in Court 73 at the Royal Courts of Justice. Proceedings will be streamed live from 10:30am today on the relaunched Leveson Inquiry website. The public can attend hearings although seating … Continue reading

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Media law mop up: Counting super injunctions; Twitter battles; and libel in the schoolyard

So, just how many super injunctions and anonymous privacy injunctions are there? Even the Master of the Rolls doesn’t know, but various newspapers have had a stab at guessing.  I’ve produced a table for the Inforrm blog which gives dates, … Continue reading

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Media law mop up: Mosley defeat; injunctions by tweet; and Wikileaks gag

The noise around super injunctions is getting louder, especially in tabloid quarters. But, as Alan Rusbridger said this week in his Anthony Sampson speech, the newspapers’ approach to the public interest is often inconsistent: “We sometimes send confusing signals about … Continue reading

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Midweek media law mop up: Twitter in court consultation; PCC's Twitter ruling; Twitter in Supreme Court (bored yet?)

On Meeja Law this week: the PCC’s first ruling on newspapers’ republication of tweets; the Lord Chief Justice’s consultation on Twitter in court; and a City Law school blog carnival. Also, the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism Twitter account … Continue reading

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First PCC ruling on Tweet republication: complaint not upheld

The PCC has not upheld a civil servant’s complaints about the republication of her Tweets by the Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday. In the first ruling of its kind, the PCC “concluded that the newspapers’ actions did not … Continue reading

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Consultation on 'live text based communications' from court

Via the Guardian comes news that the Lord Chief Justice has launched a consultation on live reporting from court, following interim guidance issued in December 2010. Submissions will be taken from February 7 to May 4 2011.  It’s good to … Continue reading

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Correcting the error on Twitter: how NPR's mistake about Arizona shooting quickly spread

Thoughtless tweeting can’t be blamed for this error: it appears to have started with a mainstream news organisation. Representative Gabrielle Giffords did not die as initially reported by NPR News and others and is in hospital following Saturday’s shooting in … Continue reading

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Twilence in court! Judge allows reporters to tweet during Assange hearing

Forgive the poor headline, but worth flagging up that according to Times media reporter Alexi Mostrous, the judge has given him permission to tweet from Westminster magistrates court during Wikileaks editor Julian Assange’s appeal for bail. Mostrous writes on Twitter: … Continue reading

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