Can Murdoch’s Sun on Sunday survive its association with this tarnished brand? – Joan Smith

2 03 2012

Sue Akers speaks with the flat, unemphatic delivery of someone whose job doesn’t usually involve addressing a public inquiry. On Monday morning, I was sitting in the area of the courtroom reserved for ‘core participants’ and I felt the atmosphere electrify as the Met’s deputy assistant commissioner started giving evidence before Lord Justice Leveson. A ‘culture of illegal payments’ at the Sun’….a ‘network of corrupted officials’… ‘clandestine payments amounting to thousands of pounds’: Akers didn’t need oratorical flourishes to make her point. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Court of Human Rights, Tuşalp v. Turkey: Yes, Prime Minister! – Dirk Voorhoof and Rónán Ó Fathaigh

2 03 2012

In the case of Tuşalp v. Turkey, the European Court was asked to consider whether two defamation actions taken by the Prime Minister of Turkey against a journalist for protection of his personality rights were compatible with Article 10 of the European Convention.  The applicant was Erbil Tuşalp, a journalist and author, who had published two articles in the Birgün newspaper concerning alleged illegal conduct and corruption in Turkish public life. Read the rest of this entry »