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This website acts as a back-up to Newsdesk Law which is now on general sale.

Both the book and the site are aimed squarely at people who are starting out in any branch of the media, students, young journalists, and those citizen journalists who want to understand the legal disciplines of the trade.

   

BLOGS OF THE WEEK

DEFAMATION TO DATE by Heather Rogers QC
1. The threshold of seriousness
2. Meaning/Justification/Comment
3. The Reynolds/Jameel defence

Libel superinjunction is legal first
How injunctions went 'super'


Solicitors from Hell - the last act?
Rick Kordowski's side of things

Privacy: Can bosses spy on workers?

Media access to the Court of Protection
S39 orders - the rationale
Freedom of Information - the top blogs

Parliamentary privilege exposes Fred the Shred's gag

Parliamentary privilege and privacy injunctions


Copyright: AP sues over Obama image
Grimsby Telegraph wins gagging battle
The Guardian guide to judicial review
Poppy protest: The 50 question
Ethics: Stories that may endanger a life


LATEST CASE LAW
AG v Mail/Sun
Harassment via the letter box
Phone hacking


PRIVACY
The 10-point guide to issuing super-injunctions
Ten principles to be considered when individuals seek super-injunctions to avoid “open justice” have been endorsed by the Court of Appeal.
The 10 points
Case law: JIH v News Group Newspapers

Privacy trumps pub talk

PHONE HACKING
'Media ethics are in a mess'
As the claims against the News of the World continue to roll in, the Guardian's Simon Jenkins calls for new ethical boundaries to be drawn.
"The PCC is a patsy of the tabloids"
BBC: Phone hacking Q&As


PRIVACY
Campbell: The Mirror loses on privacy, wins on costs
The Guardian story which sets the scene
The RPC blog on the privacy issue
Inforrm's case-law analysis
How the media reacted to the success fees victory
A defence of Campbell's no win no fee arrangement
The ECHR judgement
Study aid: House of Lords - Campbell v Mirror

Mosley's case for prior notification
Max Mosley, after his privacy victory over the News of the World, started a campaign for prior notification. His case was presented to the European Court of Human Rights by Lord Pannick QC.
In full: Lord Pannick's address to the Court of Human Rights
How the internet can burst the injunctions dam
Max Mosley: What's so wrong with hypocrisy?

MORE ON PRIVACY


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LIBEL
Beckham battles with US libel law
Judge,87,backs In Touch 

Jack of Kent's guide to libel reform
Honest Comment
Internet libel

Is religion getting a fair hearing?
Hardeep Singh case reignites debate
 
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CODES OF CONDUCT 

Download new Editors' Code Book

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Reviews of the book have been encouraging, particularly for the way it deals with the complex issues of privacy and the Reynolds defence in libel.

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