Freedom of expression: Indian media organisations condemn £12 million defamation damages award to retired judge

19 11 2011

Serious questions about the compatibility of law of defamation in India with the right to freedom of expression have been raised by a remarkable case in which damages of £12.5 million (Rs 100 crore that is, Rs 1 billion) were awarded to a retired Supreme Court judge over a television broadcast. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Leveson Week 1 – openings by the press, NUJ and victims – Laura Sandwell

19 11 2011

This was the first week of Leveson proper.  It was the week of opening statements by Counsel to the Inquiry and core participants.  On Monday Robert Jay QC provided an overview of the Inquiry’s purposes and concerns.  On Tuesday, it was the turn of News International.  It stated it could not guarantee the paper had stopped phone hacking after the arrest of Clive Goodman in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »