Law and Media Roundup, 15 May 2010

15 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 aftermath of the General Election continues to dominate the news and many blogs this week.   Roy Greenslade’s blog has a survey entitled “Coalition Day Three: What the Papers Say“.  Charlie Beckett has an interesting post on the Coalition’s approach to political communication: “Goodbye to Spin and Split?”

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Case Law: Political Blog Libel Action Struck Out As Abuse

15 05 2010

On Thursday 12 May 2010, Mr Justice Eady struck out the libel action brought by Tower Hamlets-based Conservative Johanna Kaschke which she had begun on 28 April 2008 in respect of a blog posting by local labour party member David Osler on 7 April 2007 – in other words, three weeks after the limitation period expired for the initial publication.  The Blog was entitled “Respect Member’s Baader-Meinhof ‘link’ ”. There is a report of the judgment. Read the rest of this entry »