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Inforrm Blog – Happy First Birthday and Poll

Today is the first birthday of the Inforrm blog – which began operation on 22 January 2010.   Our first post “Welcome to Inforrm” attracted 2 visitors in January 2010 and the site had a total of 7 pages views that month. 

That was the only post for the month.  In contrast, in January 2011, we have had, so far, 39 posts and 37,000 page views.   We have an average of over 1,700 page views a day, with 220 email  subscribers.  We would like to thank all our readers and contributors over the past twelve months.   We want to mark the event with a “reader poll” on the content of the blog.

Our intention is to serve as a “forum” for debating issues and we would encourage readers to offer contributions on any issue concerning media responsibility, media law and the other topics which we have been writing about. Contact us at

It is interesting that although the hottest topic in the “media and law” area in the past twelve months has been “libel reform”, our most popular posts show that this is not always the area of greatest interest to readers.  The top five (all with more than 2,000 views) were

Wayne Rooney’s Private Life and the Public Interest [Updated] – first posted on 5 September 2010

Table of Cases 2010-2011 – first set up on 3 June 2010

“The cases of Vanessa Perroncel and John Terry – a curious legal affair” – Dominic Crossley – first posted on 9 October 2010.

“About Inforrm” – first posted on 22 January 2010, a year ago today!

Defamation in Scotland – mostly quiet on the northern front? – first posted on 28 November 2010

And now for the poll.   Please let us have your views.



  1. Mr Barjinder Sahota

    Happy birthday, keep up the excellent work. A visit to your site is a daily must. Barjinder Sahota of

  2. kyu ho youm

    Probably the world’s most informative media law website. It’s truly essential to those of us who are interested in media law. I use it constantly for my teaching and research on U.S. and international mass communication law. Many thanks for your fine work.
    Kyu Ho Youm, Ph.D.
    Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair Professor
    School of Journalism and Communication
    University of Oregon
    1275 University of Oregon
    Eugene OR 97403-1275

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