Event: “Reframing Libel symposium will discuss shape of reform ahead of government white paper”

28 10 2010

Leading libel lawyers, academics and reform campaigners will gather at City University London on Thursday 4th November 2010 for a symposium chaired by Lord Anthony Lester, to discuss the issues around libel reform in England & Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Investigative Journalism Award Nominations

28 10 2010

We draw our readers’ attention to the nominations which have been announced for two awards for investigative journalism – said to be a dying art but, on the evidence of the material unearthed by the nominees for the two awards, still in very good health.  As blogging amateurs we pay tribute to the professionals in the vital investigation business.  As Roy Greenslade says a piece in Tuesday’s “Evening Standard” under the headline “Investigative journalism is still thriving in the internet era”, celebrating both awards, “the people who best help to hold power to account are the diggers and delvers who work for Britain’s press“. Read the rest of this entry »

Matrix Media Update – 28 October 2010

28 10 2010

This is a Media Law Update covering the last week prepared by the Legal Information Team at Matrix Chambers, which they have kindly agreed to make available to readers of Inforrm.

Latest Cases

Saliyev v Russia (App No 35016/03), ECtHR – 21 Oct 2010.  The case concerned the withdrawal from sale of copies of a municipally owned weekly newspaper at the request of the editor-in-chief on account of the politically sensitive content of an article – violation of ECHR, art 10. For the press release, see here. Read the rest of this entry »