News: Trimingham Privacy Trial Adjourned

5 10 2011

The trial of the privacy claim brought by Carina Trimingham against Associated Newspapers which began yesterday before Mr Justice Tugendhat has been adjourned following a successful application for permission to amend by the claimant.

The case was opened yesterday by William Bennett on behalf of Ms Trimingham who told Mr Justice Tugendhat that a series of stories about her relationship with Chris Huhne MP was a “cataclysmic interference” in her private life. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinion: “Farewell Fourth Estate? Part 1 – The nature of the Fourth Estate” – Julian Petley

5 10 2011

In a speech to the US Federal Trade Commission in 2009, Rupert Murdoch stated that: ‘From the beginning, newspapers have prospered for one reason: the trust that comes from representing their readers’ interests and giving them the news that’s important to them. That means covering the communities where they live … exposing government or business corruption … and standing up to the rich and powerful’. Read the rest of this entry »

Australian Independent Inquiry into the Media: Issues Paper published

5 10 2011

On 14 September 2011 the Australian Government announced the establishment of an independent inquiry into Media and Media Regulation.  The inquiry is led by former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, Ray Finkelstein QC (pictured), with the assistance of Dr Matthew Ricketson, Professor of Journalism at Canberra University and a former practising journalist. Read the rest of this entry »