The Inforrm Blog recently had its second birthday.  Yesterday we reached another milestone – 1,000 posts.   We would like to thank the many people who have contributed to the success of the blog over this period and particularly those who have written for us over the past two years.

There are too many to thank individually but we would like to mention Jude Townend (for her contributions and “round ups”) and also regular contributors Brian Cathcart, Eddie Craven, Dominic Crossley and Gervase de Wilde.   Particular thanks go to Benjamin Pell for his assistance and steady flow of information and tips on the latest media law developments.

We thought that it might be of interest to readers to highlight, once again, our most popular posts – along with some of the early, less visible ones which may be unfamiliar to those who have only recently started reading the blog.  These are some of the less visible posts which we thought might be of interest to new readers:

‘I should be licensed to be the eyes and ears of the public’, says Benjie Pell – Frances Gibb

News: El Naschie v MacMillan – science on trial? – Gervase de Wilde

Rooney, Coulson, Hague: balancing privacy and expression

Yet again a murder suspect ‘monstered’ by the tabloids – the case of Rebecca Leighton

“A right to be forgotten – or a right to delete?” Part 1 and Part 2 – Paul Bernal

Opinion: “Picking on privacy” – Dominic Crossley

Opinion: “Privacy, Parliament and the Courts” – Mark Thomson

Hemming and Haigh: Freedom of Speech and Abuse of Privilege

Media Regulation: A Radical New Proposal, Part 3, The Media Regulation Tribunal – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Opinion: “Role models and hypocrites” – Max Mosley

“Harassment and the Media”: Mark Thomson and Nicola McCann

Opinion: “The press we deserve?” – Brian Cathcart

Privacy, the Duchess of York and the Public Interest

MBL/Inforrm Conference Paper: “Defamation – Common Law Development or Statutory Codification” – Desmond Browne QC

Case Law: Zac Goldsmith and others v BCD – privacy injunctions and return dates – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Case Comment: Sawant v Times Global Broadcasting Limited – an extraordinary award of compensatory damages by an Indian court

Opinion: “Reviving the ‘Flitcroft heresy’ – does freedom of expression require an economically viable press?” Antony White QC

Opinion: “Defamation and False Privacy” – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Is following people illegal? ‘News of the World’ investigation techniques and the civil law

The Strange Decline of the English Defamation Trial

This is our updated list of the “Top 20 Inforrm posts of all time”:

Harassment and injunctions: Cheryl Cole – Natalie Peck

Case Law: ETK v News Group Newspapers “Privacy Injunctions and Children” – Edward Craven

“The cases of Vanessa Perroncel and John Terry – a curious legal affair” – Dominic Crossley

The MP and the “Super-Injunction” – rumour, myth and distortion (again)

News: Hemming MP’s “super injunction victim” named as sex abuse fabricator

Wayne Rooney’s Private Life and the Public Interest

Anonymity, “Take That” and Reporting Privacy Injunctions

Opinion: “Supreme Court of Canada Recognizes Limited Right to Access Government Documents” Paul Schabas and Ryder Gilliland

US Freedom of Expression and Media Law Roundup 7 July 2010

Inforrm Media Law Quiz of the Year – 2010

Privacy law: the super-injunction is dead

 Responsible journalism and William Hague

Defamation in Scotland – mostly quiet on the northern front?

Case Law: Thornton v Telegraph Media Group, an offer of amends defence fails – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Media Responsibility and Chris Jeffries

Case Law: JIH v News Group Newspapers, anonymity regained – Edward Craven

 Case Law: Flood v Times Newspapers, Reynolds defence fails

Strasbourg on Privacy and Reputation Part 3: “A balance between reputation and expression?”

Case Law: DFT v TFD – super injunctions, again – Mark Thomson

Libel, Blackmail and Anonymity: ZAM – the super injunction that never was