Leveson: Public Inquiry by tweet – Judith Townend

15 11 2011

Monday marked “a minor landmark for open justice,” claimed blogging barrister Adam Wagner, on the UK Human Rights blog. “For the first time, a public inquiry is being shown live over the internet”.  As Wagner pointed out, the Chilcott Inquiry was also broadcast live (and tweeted about) but unlike Leveson it was not a public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Leveson Inquiry – First Day of the Hearings, “Who guards the guardians?”

15 11 2011

The Leveson Inquiry proper began yesterday, 14 November 2011 with an opening statement from Lord Justice Leveson and from Counsel to the Inquiry, Robert Jay QC.   The hearing can be watched online.  Lord Justice Leveson repeated that he considered “freedom of expression and freedom of the press to be fundamental to our democracy“. But he went on to say that this freedom “must be exercised with the rights of others in mind.”  He said that the press provided Read the rest of this entry »