Law and Media Roundup, 1 May 2010 [updated]

1 05 2010

In this regular feature we draw attention to the last week’s law and media news and next week’s upcoming events. If readers have any news or events which they would like to draw attention to please add them by way of comments on this post. We are particularly interested in forthcoming events which readers are interested in publicising.


The General Election campaign continues this its last week.   Former “Sun” editor David Yelland suggests, in the Guardian that “Nick Clegg’s rise could lock Murdoch and the media elite out of British politics“.  The Tabloid Watch blog has a good discussion of the media coverage of immigration: “The great spoken issue”, suggesting that the problem with immigration

“is that it is dominated by the right-wing anti-immigration press who spread lies and misinformation to suit their own agenda”

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UK versus US – Comparisons of Media Standards

1 05 2010

US Free Speech ZoneWhile the campaign groups Index On Censorship Pen, Sense about Science, continue their campaign to Americanise UK media law, it is interesting to compare media standards and conduct in both countries. Read the rest of this entry »