Privacy injunctions and media misreporting

6 10 2010

On Friday 24 September 2010, the Guardian published a correction about the reporting of an article by James Robinson which originally appeared on 14 September 2010. The correction appears as a footnote to the original article and is reproduced here: Read the rest of this entry »





News: “How far should a reporter go? The lessons of the News of the World phone-hacking story”

6 10 2010

At a City University event last night a panel of six speakers, chaired by Andrew Caldecott QC, discussed the question “”How far should a reporter go? The lessons of the News of the World phone-hacking story“.  Guardian journalist Nick Davies suggested that the “News of the World” was had just been unlucky in being found out on telephone hacking.  He argued that the problem was a devastating combination of advanced technology – which made illegal access to informaton easier – and increasing commercial pressure on newspapers had produced the problem.   The boundaries of “public interest” were ill-defined and, as a result, he had reluctantly come to the view that a tough law of privacy was required. Read the rest of this entry »