to the Newsdesk
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
OF THE WEEK
DEFAMATION TO DATE
Heather Rogers QC
The threshold of seriousness
The Reynolds/Jameel defence
superinjunction is legal first
injunctions went 'super'
from Hell - the last act?
Kordowski's side of things
Can bosses spy on workers?
access to the Court of Protection
orders - the rationale
of Information - the top blogs
Parliamentary privilege exposes Fred the Shred's gag
Parliamentary privilege and privacy injunctions
AP sues over Obama image
Telegraph wins gagging battle
Guardian guide to judicial review
protest: The £50 question
Stories that may endanger a life
AG v Mail/Sun
via the letter box
The 10-point guide to
to be considered when individuals seek super-injunctions to avoid “open
justice” have been endorsed by the Court of Appeal.
The 10 points
law: JIH v News Group Newspapers
trumps pub talk
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.
PCC is a patsy of the tabloids"
BBC: Phone hacking Q&As
The Mirror loses on privacy, wins on costs
Guardian story which sets the scene
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
Study aid: House of Lords - Campbell v Mirror
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.
full: Lord Pannick's address to the Court of Human Rights
the internet can burst the injunctions dam
Mosley: What's so wrong with hypocrisy?
of the book have been encouraging, particularly for the way it deals with
the complex issues of privacy and the Reynolds defence in libel.
The website is provided to add background and updates to the book and
is, of necessity, a work in progress. It will fill out and improve as
we go along. One thing we are keen to encourage is reader participation.
Please let us know what YOU would like to see in a media law website and
we'll do our best to provide it.
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