Opinion: “Privacy, the Press, Press regulation and super-injunctions: more heat than light” – Chris Pounder

12 05 2011

Super injunctions just for the rich and powerful? The Courts making it up a privacy law as they go along? Is that the impression you get from the media coverage of the current super injunction case? However, did you know that, in this case, the Court concluded that the question was more about blackmail than free speech? Did you know that the newspaper did not provide any evidence as to why the public interest was served by disclosure? Read the rest of this entry »





News: Guardian editor on the tangle of libel, privacy, phone hacking and self-regulation – Judith Townend

12 05 2011

In this week’s Anthony Sampson lecture 2011, the editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, went well beyond his title, ‘The long, slow road to libel reform’, and tried to show how defamation, privacy outrage, the scandal of phone hacking, and weak self-regulation are all connected. Read the rest of this entry »