Reporting Privacy: JIH “Privacy Madness”? – Mark Thomson

2 02 2011

"Silhouette not of man concerned"

Monday’s judgment in JIH v News Group (see our post here) has attracted extensive media attention. The tabloid press was in no doubt about its verdict on the decision.  It was, said, the “Sun” “privacy madness” – the sub-heading in the print edition succinctly summarising the case as “Scandal of love-rat star hiding behind the law”.   The article is illustrated by the “Silhouette” to the right – “not of the man concerned”.  Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “The PCC’s working group on phone hacking – too little too late” – Martin Moore

2 02 2011
Image from Brian Gautreau (flickr cc)At the weekend, in an attempt to cling onto power in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak appointed a vice president and a new cabinet. To the Egyptian people, to outside observers, even to the American government, this was too little too late. Things had already moved so far that nothing but an orderly transition of power had become necessary.  On a much smaller and more prosaic level, the Press Complaints Commission this week announced the formation of a ‘working group’ to consider new information about phone hacking, and to make recommendations following the new police investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

News: ‘Freedom of Information in the Wikileaks Era’: Is the whistleblowing site doing more harm than good, asks panel – Judith Townend

2 02 2011

Julian Assange is more than capable of dominating a room he’s not actually in, showed Monday’s event at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, ‘Freedom of Information in the WikiLeaks Era’.

His lawyer Mark Stephens, however, was there to articulate (if not represent) Wikileaks’ and Assange’s position and activity as he understood it. Read the rest of this entry »